Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 256 Vendor: Wiley-Blackwell Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 047065676X ISBN-13: 9780470656761 Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.
In this fully expanded and updated new edition, leading theologian Alister E. McGrath brings together key theological readings to provide a concise and balanced introduction to the Christian faith.
Readings are drawn from a broad theological spectrum and includes both historical and contemporary, mainstream and cutting-edge approaches
Provides an introduction and analysis of each reading, along with a helpful glossary
Uses the Apostle's Creed as a framework to introduce readers to writings on key issues, such as faith, God, Jesus, creation, and salvation
Includes a new section on the Holy Spirit and increased coverage of contemporary theology
Encourages readers to interact with each text and to engage with primary sources
Serves as an ideal companion to the bestselling textbook, Theology: The Basics, but can also be used as a concise, stand-alone reader
Theology: The Basic Readings is an essential guide to the major topics in Christian theology.
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 bestselling books including The Christian Theology Reader (4th edition, 2011), Theology: The Basics (3rd edition, 2011), Science and Religion (2nd edition, 2010), and Dawkins' God: Genes, Memes and the Meaning of Life (2004), all published by Wiley-Blackwell.
"Just like The Basics it would make a great text to for sunday school or bible study. It would also serve well used as a text for introductory theology, historical theology or church history courses." (Jacob Sweeney's Blog, 16 December 2011)