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The story of Christian theology : twenty centuries of tradition & reform

Author: Roger E Olson
Publisher: Downers Grove, Ill. : InterVarsity Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this panoramic work of historical theology, theologian Roger Olson vividly recounts the deeds and words of the cultists and Apostolic Fathers of the second century, the clash between the monumental theological schools of Alexandria and Antioch, the epochal division between East and West, the revolutionary advent of the Reformation, and much more - right on up to the sometimes dazzling, sometimes dismaying  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Olson, Roger E.
Story of Christian theology.
Downers Grove, Ill. : InterVarsity Press, ©1999
(DLC) 99018734
(OCoLC)40762786
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roger E Olson
ISBN: 9780830877362 0830877363
OCLC Number: 850927208
Awards: Winner of Gold Medallion Book Awards (Theology/Doctrine) 2000
Winner of Christianity Today Book Award (Theology/Ethics) 2000
Description: 1 online resource (652 pages)
Contents: Critics & cultists cause confusion --
The Apostolic fathers explain the way --
The Apologists defend the faith --
Irenaeus exposes heresies --
North African thinkers examine philosophy --
Origen of Alexandria leaves a troubling legacy --
Cyprian of Carthage promotes unity --
Christianity gets its act together --
Alexandrians argue about the Son of God --
The Church responds at the Council of Nicaea --
Athanasius stubbornly keeps the faith --
The Cappadocian fathers settle the issue. The schools of Antioch & Alexandria clash over Christ --
Nestorius & Cyril bring the controversy to a head --
Chalcedon protects the mystery --
Fallout from the conflict continues --
Augustine confesses God's glory & human depravity --
The western church becomes Roman Catholic --
The eastern church becomes Eastern Orthodox --
The Great Schism creates two traditions out on one --
Anselm & Abelard speculate about God's way --
Thomas Aquinas summarizes Christian truth --
Nominalists, reformers & humanists challenge the scholastic synthesis. Luther rediscovers the gospel & divides the church --
Zwingli & Calvin organize protestant thought --
Anabaptists go back to the roots of Christianity --
Rome & Canterbury go separate but parellel ways --
Arminians attempt to reform reformed theology --
Pietists seek to renew Lutheran theology --
Puritans & Methodists struggle to revive English theology --
Deists try to transform protestant theology --
Liberal theology accommodates to modern culture --
Conservative theology hardens traditional categories --
Neo-orthodoxy transcends the divide --
Contemporary theology struggles with diversity.
Responsibility: Roger E. Olson.
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"In this panoramic work of historical theology, theologian Roger Olson vividly recounts the deeds and words of the cultists and Apostolic Fathers of the second century, the clash between the monumental theological schools of Alexandria and Antioch, the epochal division between East and West, the revolutionary advent of the Reformation, and much more - right on up to the sometimes dazzling, sometimes dismaying fallout that has continued to shake Christians through the twentieth century. Through it all Olson detects and traces a common thread: a concern for salvation, God's redemptive activity in forgiving and transforming sinful human beings."--Jacket.

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