Christian Theology: An Introduction

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 14, 2011 - Religion - 536 pages
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Alister McGrath’s Christian Theology: An Introduction is one of the most internationally-acclaimed and popular Christian theology textbooks in use today. This 5th edition has been completely revised, and now features new and extended material, numerous additional illustrations, and companion resources, ensuring it retains its reputation as the ideal introduction to Christian theology.

  • Fully updated 5th edition of the bestselling textbook, incorporating expanded material, numerous student features and new illustrations
  • Features new sections on Copernicanism and Darwinism
  • Includes extended discussions of Augustine’s doctrine of creation, Trinitarian theologies of religion, and the relation of Christianity to other faiths
  • May be used as a stand-alone volume, or alongside the Christian Theology Reader, 4th edition for a complete overview of the subject
  • Retains the chapter structure of the 4th edition, ensuring comparability with earlier editions and courses based on these
  • Accompanied by a revised instructor’s website featuring expanded resources including study questions and answers; visit for more details and to register for access

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This is a unique introduction to Christian theology which encompasses a massive amount of material with relative brevity, clarity, and cohesiveness in a primarily historical context. Read full review

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User Review  - kencf0618 - LibraryThing

Christianity. It's more than guys with bad hair on cable TV! Each paragraph if not almost every sentence of this overview doubtless has shelves of weighty tomes devoted to its subject, starting with the Church Fathers and continuing to this day. Tolle, lege! Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Alister E. McGrath is Head of the Centre for Theology, Religion & Culture, and Professor of Theology, Ministry, and Education at King's College, London. A world-acclaimed theologian, he is the author of numerous books including The Christian Theology Reader, 4th Edition (2011), Science and Religion, 2nd Edition (2010), Theology: The Basics, 2nd Edition (2007), and Dawkins' God: Genes, Memes and the Meaning of Life (2004), all published by Wiley-Blackwell.

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