Readings in the History of Christian Theology, Volume 2, Revised Edition: From the Reformation to the Present

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William Placher and Derek Nelson compile significant passages written by the most important Christian thinkers, from the Reformers of the sixteenth century through the major participants in the contemporary theological conversation. Illustrating the major theologians, controversies, and schools of thought, Readings in the History of Christian Theology is an essential companion to the study of church history and historical theology. Excerpts are preceded by the editors' introductions, allowing the book to stand alone as a coherent history. This revised edition expands the work's scope, drawing throughout on more female voices and expanding to include the most important twenty-first-century theological contributions. This valuable resource brings together the writings of major theologians from the church's history for a new generation of students.

2 comments on “Readings in the History of Christian Theology, Volume 2, Revised Edition: From the Reformation to the Present”

  1. Understand History and you will not repeat it. Understand your faith and grow with truth not lies told to make you feel good. So often history is ignored and we repeat it again and again. Many heresies of the past come again to haunt true Christian theology. Understanding why these Heresies are Heresies and the root of them helps put them into perspective and allows true Christian values to be expressed instead of falling for lies that takes us away from our Christian Faith.

  2. A Work in the spirit of Ad Fontes Readings in the History of Christian Theology (Vol. 2) Revised Edition“If we do not examine and learn from the past we have learned nothing.” This is the line of thinking that we as a people must have when it comes to history, be it ecclesiastical, national, familial, or cultural. History is important and when we look at why our forefathers wrote, experiences and rebelled against, we see why out world looks like it does today. When one studies ecclesiastical history this is even...

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