The Story of Christian Theology: Twenty Centuries of Tradition Reform

January 13, 2019 - Comment

Voted a 2000 Book of the Year by Christianity TodayWinner of a year 2000 ECPA Gold Medallion Award History is made up of stories–narratives that recount the events, movements, ideas and lives that have shaped religions and nations. Theologian Roger Olson believes that the history of Christian theology should be told as such a story,

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Voted a 2000 Book of the Year by Christianity TodayWinner of a year 2000 ECPA Gold Medallion Award History is made up of stories–narratives that recount the events, movements, ideas and lives that have shaped religions and nations. Theologian Roger Olson believes that the history of Christian theology should be told as such a story, one replete with thick plots, exciting twists, interesting people and fascinating ideas. In this panoramic work of historical theology Olson vividly recounts the deeds and words of the cultists and apostolic fathers of the second century, the clash between the theological schools of Alexandria and Antioch, the epochal division between East and West, the revolutionary advent of the Reformation and much more, right on up to the dazzling, sometimes dismaying fallout that has continued to shake Christians through the twentieth century. Through it all Olson detects and traces a common thread: a concern for salvation–God’s redemptive activity in forgiving and transforming sinful human beings. Evenhanded, refreshingly readable, impressive in its breadth and depth, The Story of Christian Theology is poised to become a standard historical theology text.

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Anonymous says:

Pleasantly Surprised! I read some poor reviews before purchasing and reading this book, but I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked this book.The author does a great job in traversing Christianity throughout the ages. Nothing is terribly in-depth, but enough is conveyed to understand each “story”. My appetite is ready for more, and now I have the insight where to dig for more treasures in historical Christianity.I’d recommend this book to those wanting to see how Christianity…

Anonymous says:

Great Foundational Book If you’ve ever wondered how the major pieces of Christian theology –things like the Trinity, Predestination, and Baptism– you will find them here. Dr. Olson, a historian by trade, takes on the places, times, and movements that developed and hardened the Christian doctrines we know today. Essentially, this book follows a strictly chronological format, starting from the birth of the Church in the book of Acts, and carrying through to the split of the Fundamentalist movement and Reformed…

Anonymous says:

My favorite mainstream theology book This book is, in my opinion, as excellent an introduction to mainstream Christian theology as you will find. Unlike a book on the history of the church, this book focuses on the unfolding of theological thinking over the course of Christian history. For this reason it can be a useful commentary for studying the unfoldment of church history as well. For most of us, however, it may be the only book on mainstream Christian theology that you will ever need to or want to read. Because it covers…

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