A Brief History of Theology presents a fun, concise and informative introduction to a fascinating and challenging subject. This is the ideal book for students coming to theology for the first time, or anyone who just doesn't know where to start. The book examines 16 key thinkers and concepts, from the New Testament to Feminist Theology. It starts by considering some of the authors of New Testament writings and then focuses on thinkers of the western tradition of theological speculation, and devotes a significant amount of thought to consider 20th century thinkers and problems. This book puts all thinkers in their historical, social and cultural settings, emphasizing that theology is as much a reflection on the world we live in as it is on God.