* Learn to understand and appreciate the development of the Christian faith with this accessible guide. Lane offers a succinct survey of significant thinkers and theological trends from the first century to the present, from Justin Martyr to Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI). Includes writings of each individual, plus a review of major creeds, councils, and documents. 288 pages, softcover from Baker.
A Concise History of Christian Thought offers a succinct, readable survey of key Christian thinkers and significant theological developments from the church's inception to the present. In addition to surveying over one hundred important Christian thinkers from Justin Martyr to Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI), the book also covers major creeds, councils, and documents. Representative extracts allow the reader to hear from each of the key thinkers in his or her own words.
After having sold more than 50,000 copies in its earlier editions, the current edition has been refined and updated throughout and includes new material on key contemporary thinkers. It will appeal to church leaders, interested laity, and students.
Tony Lane is professor of historical theology at the London School of Theology. He is the author of a number of books, including The Lion Christian Classics Collection, John Calvin: Student of the Church Fathers, and Justification by Faith in Catholic-Protestant Dialogue.