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. Christian Thought:
provides an overview of the context of Christianity's origin, including discussion of the influence of Hebrews, Greeks, and Romans
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.
This fully revised and updated second edition features a new chapter on liberal theology and reflects recent scholarship in the field. Complete with figures, 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. Further teaching and learning resources are available on the companion website at www.routledge.com/cw/meister.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 568
Weight: 975 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition
Praise for the first edition:
"This ambitious and far-reaching volume surpasses other introductions to Christianity in its combination of depth and scope, and its attentiveness to the contributions of women, of different liberationists, and, indeed, of Jews and Muslims, to Christian thought. Its focus is not the Church or Christian movements or practice, but theology. It brings the story of theology alive by telling it through the people and circumstances in which theological understanding has been demanded, mined, sculpted and honed."
- Harriet Harris, Member of the Faculty of Theology, University of Oxford, and Chaplain of Wadham College, Oxford
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