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Christian Thought: A Historical Introduction

Format:  Paperback,

540 pages

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Publish Date: Jun 2010

ISBN-13: 9780415440073

ISBN-10: 0415440076

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The story of Christian thought is essential to understanding Christian faith today and the last two millennia of world history. This fresh and lively introduction explores the central ideas, persons, events, and movements that gave rise to Christian thought, from early beginnings to its present forms. By highlighting the important but often neglected role of women and the influence of non-Christian ideas and movements, this book provides a broader context for understanding the history of Christian ideas and their role in shaping our world. This work chronicles the impressive developments of Christian thinking which arose from these contexts and have transcended the ages.

Christian Thought

  • provides an overview of the context of Christianity s origin, including discussion of the influence of Hebrews, Greeks, and Romans in the ancient world and the founding figures of Jesus and Paul
  • explores the major events and figures of the history of Christian thought, while drawing attention to significant voices which have often been suppressed
  • analyses the impact on Christian thought of widely discussed events such as The Great Schism, the Scientific Revolution, and Modernism
  • surveys contemporary trends such as fundamentalism, feminism, and postmodernism.

Complete with illustrations, timelines and maps, this is an ideal resource for anyone wanting to learn more about the development of Christian thought and its influence over the centuries.

Specifications

Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publish Date: Jun 2010
ISBN-13: 9780415440073
ISBN-10: 0415440076
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 540
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 2.05
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.0 x 9.0 x 1.0
Walmart No.: 9780415440073

Chapter outline

List of figuresp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Incubations and origins: the ancient period 500bce-70cep. 9
The pre-history of Christian thoughtp. 11
Jesus of Nazarethp. 29
The Apostle Paul: his thought and contextp. 49
The break from Judaismp. 67
Definition and resistance: The Patristic period 70-451p. 83
Persecution of Christiansp. 85
Spirituality and asceticism: the desert father and mothersp. 101
The Christian apologists: interacting with gnosticism and other "heresiesp. 119
The early Church councils: Christological controversy and definitionp. 135
Trinitarian debatep. 151
Formation of the New Testament canonp. 167
Augustine: philosopher, theologian, and church fatherp. 183
Establishment and diversification: the Medieval period 500-1500p. 201
Monasticism of the early Middle Agesp. 203
Eastern Christianity splits from the Westp. 221
Anselm, Abelard, and Bernardp. 237
Islam and Judaism in the Middle Agesp. 251
Women and theology in the Middle Agesp. 269
Thomas Aquinasp. 285
Preparation for reformp. 301
Protest and revolution: the Reformation period 1500-1700p. 317
Martin Lutherp. 319
The Reformed traditionp. 335
Protesting against the Protestants: Anabaptism and the Radical Reformationp. 351
Reformation continues: the English and the Catholicsp. 369
Enlightenment and evolution: the Modern period 1700-2000p. 387
The challenge of modernismp. 389
Pietism and revivalismp. 405
Romanticism's response to Enlightenment theologyp. 423
Neo-orthodoxy: Karl Barth and othersp. 441
Major theological traditions and developments in the twentieth centuryp. 455
Conclusion: recent and emerging themesp. 473
Glossaryp. 489
Notesp. 505

Book description

The story of Christian thought is essential to understanding Christian faith today and the last two millennia of world history. This fresh and lively introduction explores the central ideas, persons, events, and movements that gave rise to Christian thought, from early beginnings to its present forms. By highlighting the important but often neglected role of women and the influence of non-Christian ideas and movements, this book provides a broader context for understanding the history of Christian ideas and their role in shaping our world. This work chronicles the impressive developments of Christian thinking which arose from these contexts and have transcended the ages.

Christian Thought:

  • provides an overview of the context of Christianity's origin, including discussion of the influence of Hebrews, Greeks, and Romans in the ancient world and the founding figures of Jesus and Paul
  • explores the major events and figures of the history of Christian thought, while drawing attention to significant voices which have often been suppressed
  • analyses the impact on Christian thought of widely discussed events such as The Great Schism, the Scientific Revolution, and Modernism
  • surveys contemporary trends such as fundamentalism, feminism, and postmodernism.

Complete with illustrations, timelines and maps, this is an ideal resource for anyone wanting to learn more about the development of Christian thought and its influence over the centuries.

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