The Cambridge companion to Christian doctrine /

Corporate Author: Cambridge collections online.
Other Authors: Gunton, Colin E.
Format: Online Book
Language: English
Published: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Series: Cambridge companions to religion.
Online Access: Online version
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Anyone who has wondered about the challenges of modernism and postmodernism to Christian theology and doctrine ought to read this book. Its 14 chapters are written by such leading British and American theologians as Colin Gunton, Stanley Hauerwas, Gerard Loughlin, Francis Watson, Bruce Marshall, Jeremy Begbie, Ralph Del Colle, Kevin Vanhoozer, Trevor Hart, Robert Jenson, David Fergusson, Kathryn Tanner, and Geoffrey Wainwright. The first six chapters are constructive analyses of the historical and intellectual context of contemporary Christian doctrine; the remainder focus on the classic loci of doctrine: Trinity, creation, anthropology, redemption, church and sacraments, eschatology, Christ, and the Holy Spirit. Every chapter engages in critical dialogue with modernism and postmodernism, and all the chapters relate to each other with remarkable coherence. The collection also includes a four-page glossary of terms, a chronology of major thinkers and church councils from Plato to the present, a general index, an index of biblical references, and suggestions for further reading appended to each chapter. Highly recommended as both a textbook and an indispensable resource for anyone interested in the history of doctrine and contemporary systematic theology. Upper-division undergraduate through professional. C. Lindberg; Boston University

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