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Very comprehensive  March 31, 2011

This textbook I got from ecampus rental textbooks styles itself as a basic outline of Christian theology that assumes the reader knows nothing and takes him step by step through all major Christian theologies. As a recreational reader who wanted just that sort of basic introduction, I have found this textbook has lived up to its promise while also being easy to read. Subjects are not all covered in depth due to the material the textbook addresses. However, extensive bibliographies at the end of each chapter allow the reader to explore each subject further.

Christian Theology: An Introduction, 5th Edition: 5 out of 5 stars based on 1 user reviews.


Alister McGrath's Christian Theology: An Introduction is one of the most internationally-acclaimed and popular Christian theology textbooks in use today. This 5 th edition has been completely revised, and now features new and extended material, numerous additional illustrations, and companion resources, ensuring it retains its reputation as the ideal introduction to Christian theology.A revised 5 th edition of the bestselling textbook, now completely up-to-date with expanded material, and packed throughout with student features and new illustrations Features new sections on Copernicanism and Darwinism Includes extended discussions of Augustine's doctrine of creation, Trinitarian theologies of religion, and the relation of Christianity to other faiths May be used as a stand-along volume, or alongside the Christian Theology Reader, 4 th edition for a complete overview of the subject Retains the chapter structure of the 4th edition, ensuring comparatability with earlier editions and courses based on these Accompanied by a revised instructor's website, featuring expanded resources including study questions and answers; visit for more details and to register for access

Author Biography

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 books including The Christian Theology Reader, 4th Edition (2011), Science and Religion, 2nd Edition (2010), Theology: The Basics, 2nd Edition (2007), and Dawkins' God: Genes, Memes and the Meaning of Life (2004), all published by Wiley-Blackwell.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
To the Student: How to Use this Book
To the Teacher: How to Use this Book
Landmarks: Periods, Themes, and Personalities of Christian Theology:
The Patristic Period, c.100-c.700
The Middle Ages and the Renaissance, c.700-c.1500
The Age of Reformation, c.1500-c.1750
The Modern Period, c.1750 to the Present
Sources and Methods
Getting Started: Preliminaries
The Sources of Theology
Knowledge of God: Natural and Revealed
Philosophy and Theology: Dialogue and Debate
Christian Theology
The Doctrine of God
The Doctrine of the Trinity
The Doctrine of the Person of Christ
Faith and History: The Christological Agenda of Modernity
The Doctrine of Salvation in Christ
The Doctrines of Human Nature, Sin, and Grace
The Doctrine of the Church
The Doctrine of the Sacraments
Christianity and the World Religions
The Last Things: The Christian Hope
A Glossary of Theological Terms
Sources of Citations
Acknowledgments of Figures
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