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The Christian theology reader

Author: Alister E McGrath
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; Cambridge, Mass., USA : Blackwell, 1995.
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"This Reader is designed as a companion to the editor's highly successful Christian Theology: An Introduction. It makes available some 280 seminal texts from the entire Christian tradition from Ignatius of Antioch to the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1994), cross-referenced and indexed for ease of use. All readings prior to 1800 have been specially translated for the purposes of this reader, to ensure  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alister E McGrath
ISBN: 063119584X 9780631195849 0631195858 9780631195856
OCLC Number: 31661741
Description: xxiv, 422 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Getting Started: Preliminaries --
1.1. Justin Martyr on Philosophy and Theology --
1.2. Clement of Alexandria on Philosophy and Theology --
1.3. Tertullian on the Relation of Philosophy and Heresy --
1.4. Augustine on Philosophy and Theology --
1.5. Nicene Creed --
1.6. Apostles' Creed --
1.7. Anselm of Canterbury's Proof for the Existence of God --
1.8. Gaunilo's Reply to Anselm's Argument --
1.9. Thomas Aquinas on Proofs for the Existence of God --
1.10. Thomas Aquinas on the Principle of Analogy --
1.11. Martin Luther on the Theology of the Cross --
1.12. John Calvin on the Nature of Faith --
1.13. Heidelberg Catechism on Images of God --
1.14. John Locke on the Formation of the Concept of God --
1.15. Rene Descartes on the Existence of God --
1.16. Blaise Pascal on Proofs for the Existence of God --
1.17. Blaise Pascal on the Hiddenness of God --
1.18. Immanuel Kant on Anselm's Ontological Argument --
1.19. John Henry Newman on the Grounds of Faith --
1.20. Karl Barth on the Nature and Task of Theology --
1.21. Ludwig Wittgenstein on Analogy --
1.22. Ludwig Wittgenstein on Proofs for the Existence of God --
1.23. Dietrich Bonhoeffer on God in a Secular World --
1.24. Paul Tillich on the Method of Correlation --
1.25. Sallie McFague on Metaphor in Theology --
1.26. Gustavo Gutierrez on Theology as Critical Reflection --
1.27. Brian A. Gerrish on Accommodation in Calvin's Theology --
1.28. George Lindbeck on Postliberal Approaches to Doctrine --
2. Sources of Theology --
2.1. Muratorian Fragment on the New Testament Canon --
2.2. Irenaeus on the Role of Tradition --
2.3. Clement of Alexandria on the Fourfold Interpretation of Scripture --
2.4. Hippolytus on Typological Interpretation of Scripture --
2.5. Tertullian on Tradition and Apostolic Succession --
2.6. Origen on the Three Ways of Reading Scripture --
2.7. Cyril of Jerusalem on the Role of Creeds --
2.8. Augustine on the Literal and Allegorical Senses of Scripture --
2.9. Jerome on the Role of Scripture --
2.10. Vincent of Lerins on the Role of Tradition --
2.11. Bernard of Clairvaux on the Allegorical Sense of Scripture --
2.12. Stephen Langton on the Moral Sense of Scripture --
2.13. Jacques Lefevre d'Etaples on the Senses of Scripture --
2.14. Martin Luther on the Fourfold Sense of Scripture --
2.15. Martin Luther on Revelation in Christ --
2.16. John Calvin on the Natural Knowledge of God --
2.17. John Calvin on the Relation between Old and New Covenants --
2.18. Gallic Confession on the Canon of Scripture --
2.19. Formula of Concord on Scripture and the Theologians --
2.20. Philip Jakob Spener on Scripture and the Christian Life --
2.21. Nicolas Ludwig von Zinzendorf on Reason and Experience --
2.22. Jonathan Edwards on the Beauty of Creation --
2.23. Johann Adam Mohler on Tradition --
2.24. Archibald Alexander Hodge on the Inspiration of Scripture --
2.25. Karl Barth on Revelation as God's Self-Disclosure --
2.26. Emil Brunner on the Personal Nature of Revelation --
2.27. Rudolf Bultmann on Demythologization and Biblical Interpretation --
2.28. Karl Rahner on the Authority of Scripture --
2.29. Phyllis Tribble on Feminist Biblical Interpretation --
2.30. Donald G. Bloesch on Christological Approaches to Biblical Hermeneutics --
2.31. James I. Packer on the Nature of Revelation --
2.32. Thomas F. Torrance on Karl Barth's Natural Theology --
3. Doctrine of God --
3.1. Athenagoras of Athens on the Christian God --
3.2. Irenaeus on the Origin of Evil --
3.3. Irenaeus on the Trinity --
3.4. Tertullian on Creation from Pre-Existent Matter --
3.5. Origen on Creation from Pre-Existent Matter --
3.6. Origen on the Relation of God and Evil --
3.7. Origen on the Suffering of God --
3.8. Origen on the Changelessness of God --
3.9. Basil of Caesarea on the Work of the Holy Spirit --
3.10. Gregory of Nazianzen on the Gradual Revelation of the Trinity --
3.11. Hilary of Poitiers on the Trinity --
3.12. Augustine on the Trinity --
3.13. Augustine on the Relation of God and Evil --
3.14. Augustine on the Holy Spirit --
3.15. Epiphanius of Constantia on Sabellianism --
3.16. Cyril of Alexandria on the Role of the Holy Spirit --
3.17. Fulgentius of Ruspe on the Holy Spirit and Eucharist --
3.18. Anselm of Canterbury on the Compassion of God --
3.19. Richard of St. Victor on Love within the Trinity --
3.20. Alexander of Hales on the Suffering of God in Christ --
3.21. Thomas Aquinas on Divine Omnipotence --
3.22. Julian of Norwich on God as our Mother --
3.23. William of Ockham on the Two Powers of God --
3.24. Thomas a Kempis on the Limits of Trinitarian Speculation --
3.25. John Owen on the Sovereignty of God --
3.26. Benedict Spinoza on the Impassibility of God --
3.27. F.D.E. Schleiermacher on the Trinity --
3.28. Karl Barth on the "Otherness" of God --
3.29. Jurgen Moltmann on the Suffering of God --
3.30. Leonardo Boff on the Trinity as Good News for the Poor --
3.31. Robert Jenson on the Trinity --
3.32. Eberhard Jungel on the Crucified God --
3.33. Jacques Ellul on the Theology of Icons --
3.34. Paul Jewett on Non-Inclusive Language and the Trinity --
3.35. Anne Carr on Feminism and the Maleness of God --
4. Person of Christ --
4.1. Ignatius of Antioch on Docetism --
4.2. Irenaeus of Lyons on Gnosticism in Christology --
4.3. Tertullian on Patripassianism --
4.4. Tertullian on the Incarnation --
4.5. Origen on the Two Natures of Christ --
4.6. Arius on the Status of Christ --
4.7. Athanasius on the Two Natures of Christ --
4.8. Apollinarius of Laodicea on the Person of Christ --
4.9. Gregory of Nazianzen on Apollinarianism --
4.10. Nestorius on the Term "Theotokos" --
4.11. Cyril of Alexandria on Nestorius's Christology --
4.12. Cyril of Alexandria on the Incarnation --
4.13. Cyril of Alexandria on Mary as Mother of God --
4.14. Leo the Great on the Two Natures --
4.15. Chalcedonian Definition of the Christian Faith (451) --
4.16. Emperor Zeno on the Natures of Christ --
4.17. Monophysites on the Natures of Christ --
4.18. John of Damascus on the Incarnation and Icons --
4.19. Gregory Palamas on the Divine Condescension in the Incarnation --
4.20. Martin Luther's Critique of Nestorianism --
4.21. Francois Turrettini on the Threefold Office of Christ --
4.22. Gotthold Ephraim Lessing on the Ditch of History --
4.23. F.D.E. Schleiermacher on the "Natural Heresies" of Christianity --
4.24. Martin Kahler on the Historical Jesus --
4.25. George Tyrrell on the Christ of Liberal Protestantism --
4.26. Albert Schweitzer on the Failure of the "Quest for the Historical Jesus" --
4.27. Peter Taylor Forsyth on the Person of Christ --
4.28. Ernst Troeltsch on Faith and History --
4.29. Dorothy L. Sayers on Christology --
4.30. Paul Tillich on the Dispensability of the Historical Jesus --
4.31. Daphne Hampson on the Possibility of a Feminist Christology --
5. Salvation in Christ --
5.1. Irenaeus on the "Ransom" Theory of the Atonement --
5.2. Irenaeus on "Recapitulation" in Christ --
5.3. Clement of Alexandria on Christ's Death as an Example of Love --
5.4. Athanasius on the Death of Christ --
5.5. Athanasius on the Relation of Christology and Soteriology --
5.6. Pseudo-Hippolytus on the Cosmic Dimensions of the Cross --
5.7. Rufinus of Aquileia on the "Mousetrap" theory of the Atonement --
5.8. Ancient Liturgy on Christ's Descent into Hell --
5.9. Simeon the New Theologian on Salvation as Deification --
5.10. Anselm of Canterbury on the Atonement --
5.11. Peter Abelard on the Love of Christ in Redemption --
5.12. Hugh of St. Victor on the Death of Christ --
5.13. Thomas Aquinas on the Satisfaction of Christ --
5.14. Nicholas Cabasilas on the Death of Christ --
5.15. John Calvin on the Grounds of Redemption. 5.16. Socinian Critique of the Idea of Satisfaction --
5.17. John Donne on the Work of Christ --
5.18. George Herbert on the Death of Christ and Redemption --
5.19. Charles Wesley on Salvation in Christ --
5.20. F.D.E. Schleiermacher on Christ as a Charismatic Leader --
5.21. F.D.E. Schleiermacher on Christology and Soteriology --
5.22. Charles Gore on the Relation of Christology and Soteriology --
5.23. Hastings Rashdall on Christ as a Moral Example --
5.24. Gustaf Aulen on the Classic Theory of the Atonement --
5.25. Vladimir Lossky on Redemption as Deification --
5.26. Wolfhart Pannenberg on Soteriological Approaches to Christology --
5.27. James I. Packer on Penal Substitution --
5.28. Colin E. Gunton on the Language of Atonement --
6. Human Nature, Sin, and Grace --
6.1. Irenaeus on Human Progress --
6.2. Tertullian on the Origin of Sin --
6.3. Tertullian on Inherited Guilt --
6.4. Tertullian on the Image of God --
6.5. Origen on the Image of God --
6.6. Origen on Inherited Sin --
6.7. Lactantius on Political Aspects of the Image of God --
6.8. Ambrose on the Unmerited Character of Salvation --
6.9. Ambrosiaster on Original Sin --
6.10. Augustine on the Divine Election --
6.11. Augustine on the Nature of Predestination --
6.12. Augustine on the "Mass of Perdition" --
6.13. Augustine on Fallen Human Nature --
6.14. Augustine on Human Freedom --
6.15. Augustine on Irresistible Grace and Perseverance --
6.16. Augustine on Freedom and Grace --
6.17. Augustine's Saying which alarmed Pelagius --
6.18. Pelagius on Human Responsibility --
6.19. Pelagius on Human Freedom --
6.20. Pelagius's Rejection of Original Sin --
6.21. Council of Carthage (418) on Grace --
6.22. Synod of Arles on Pelagianism --
6.23. John Scotus Eriugena on the Nature of Paradise --
6.24. Francis of Assisi on the Creation --
6.25. Thomas Aquinas on Grace --
6.26. Martin Luther's Discovery of the "Righteousness of God" --
6.27. Martin Luther on Justifying Faith --
6.28. Martin Luther on Sin and Grace --
6.29. Philip Melanchthon on Justification by Faith --
6.30. John Calvin on Predestination --
6.31. John Calvin on Faith and the Promises of God --
6.32. John Calvin on the Concept of Justification --
6.33. Council of Trent on Justification --
6.34. Theodore Beza on the Causes of Predestination --
6.35. James Ussher on the Grounds of Assurance --
6.36. Westminster Confession of Faith on Predestination --
6.37. Nicolas Ludwig von Zinzendorf on Saving Faith --
6.38. Friedrich Christoph Oetinger on Conversion --
6.39. Jonathan Edwards on Original Sin --
6.40. John Wesley on Justification --
6.41. Emil Brunner on the Image of God --
6.42. Karl Barth on Election in Christ --
6.43. Emil Brunner on Barth's Doctrine of Election --
6.44. Reinhold Niebuhr on Original Sin --
6.45. Daphne Hampson on Feminist Approaches to Sin --
6.46. Mary Hayter on Human Sexuality and the Image of God --
7. Church --
7.1. Irenaeus on the Function of the Church --
7.2. Origen on the Church and Salvation --
7.3. Cyprian of Carthage on the Unity of the Church --
7.4. Petilian of Citra on the Purity of Ministers --
7.5. Cyril of Jerusalem on the Catholicity of the Church --
7.6. Leo the Great on Ministry within the Church --
7.7. Thomas Aquinas on the Catholicity of the Church --
7.8. Jan Hus on the Church --
7.9. Martin Luther on the Marks of the Church --
7.10. Martin Luther on Priests and Laity --
7.11. Philip Melanchthon on the Nature of Catholicity --
7.12. Sebastian Franck on the True Church --
7.13. First Helvetic Confession on the Nature of the Church --
7.14. John Calvin on the Marks of the Church --
7.15. Richard Hooker on the Purity of the Church --
7.16. Westminster Confession of Faith on the Church --
7.17. John Owen on the Nature of a Gospel Church --
7.18. F.D.E. Schleiermacher on the Church as a Fellowship of Believers --
7.19. Barmen Confession on the Identity of the Church --
7.20. John D. Zizoulas on Local and Universal Churches --
7.21. Leonardo Boff on the Nature of Local Churches --
7.22. Avery Dulles on the Meanings of "Catholicity" --
8. Sacraments --
8.1. Clement of Alexandria on Faith as Feeding on Christ --
8.2. Clement of Alexandria on the Results of Baptism --
8.3. Cyprian of Carthage on Heretical Baptism --
8.4. Cyril of Jerusalem on the Meaning of Baptism --
8.5. Cyril of Jerusalem on the Body and Blood of Christ --
8.6. Hilary of Poitiers on the Effects of Baptism --
8.7. Augustine on Donatist Approaches to the Sacraments --
8.8. Augustine on the "Right to Baptize" --
8.9. John of Damascus on the Holy Spirit and Eucharist --
8.10. Paschasius Radbertus on the Real Presence --
8.11. Ratranmus of Corbie on the Real Presence --
8.12. Candidus of Fulda on "This is My Body" --
8.13. Lanfranc of Bec on the Mystery of the Sacraments --
8.14. Hugh of St. Victor on the Definition of a Sacrament --
8.15. Peter Lombard on the Definition of a Sacrament --
8.16. Thomas Aquinas on Transubstantiation --
8.17. Martin Luther on the Number of Sacraments --
8.18. Martin Luther on the Doctrine of Transubstantiation --
8.19. Martin Luther on the Bread and Wine as a Testament --
8.20. Martin Luther on Baptism --
8.21. Philip Melanchthon on Sacramental Signs --
8.22. Kornelius Hendriks Hoen on "This is My Body" --
8.23. Huldrych Zwingli on "This is My Body" --
8.24. Huldrych Zwingli on the Nature of Sacraments --
8.25. First Helvetic Confession on the Efficacy of the Sacraments --
8.26. John Calvin on the Nature of Sacraments --
8.27. Martin Bucer on the Sacraments --
8.28. Council of Trent on Transubstantiation --
8.29. Theodore Beza on Sacramental Signs --
8.30. John Wesley on the Eucharist and Salvation --
9. Christianity and Other Religions --
9.1. Justin Martyr on Christianity before Christ --
9.2. Ludwig Feuerbach on the Origins of Religion --
9.3. Karl Marx on Feuerbach's Views on Religion --
9.4. Karl Barth on Christianity and Religion --
9.5. Karl Rahner on Christianity and the Non-Christian Religions --
9.6. Vatican II on Non-Christian Religions --
9.7. Clark Pinnock on Pluralists and Christology --
9.8. John Hick on Complementary Pluralism --
9.9. C.S. Song on the Cross and the Lotus --
9.10. John B. Cobb Jr on Religious Pluralism --
9.11. Lesslie Newbigin on the Gospel in a Pluralist Culture --
10. Last Things --
10.1. Irenaeus on the Final Restoration of Creation --
10.2. Theophilus of Antioch on Conditional Immortality --
10.3. Tertullian on Hell and Heaven --
10.4. Tertullian on the Millennium --
10.5. Origen on the Resurrection Body --
10.6. Methodius of Olympus on the Resurrection --
10.7. Cyril of Jerusalem on Prayers for the Dead --
10.8. John Chrysostom on Prayers for the Dead --
10.9. Gregory the Great on Purgatory --
10.10. Benedict XII on the Hope of Heaven --
10.11. Catherine of Genoa on Purgatory --
10.12. Jonathan Edwards on the Reality of Hell --
10.13. John Wesley on Universal Restoration --
10.14. Rudolf Bultmann on the Existential Interpretation of Eschatology --
10.15. Jurgen Moltmann on the Rediscovery of Eschatology --
10.16. Hans Urs von Balthasar on Hell --
10.17. Gabriel Fackre on the Last Things --
10.18. Philip E. Hughes on Everlasting Death. Details of Theologians --
Details of Conciliar, Creedal, and Confessional Material --
Glossary of Theological Terms --
Theological Timeline.
Responsibility: edited by Alister E. McGrath.

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