This Companion provides an unrivalled view of the field of modern Christian thought, from the Enlightenment to the twentieth century and beyond. Written by an outstanding team of theologians and philosophers of religion, it covers the following topics within Christian thought:
Key figures and influencersCentral events and movementsMajor theological issues and key approaches to Christian TheologyRecent topics and trends in Christian thought
Each entry is clear and accessible, making the book the ideal resource for students of Christian thought and history and philosophy of religion, and a valuable reference for professional theologians and philosophers.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 870
Weight: 1656 g
Dimensions: 248 x 171 x 51 mm
"This Companion is the most comprehensive volume dealing with the subject of modern theology we have. It surely will be the standard by which any other accounts of the development of theology since the Enlightenment is judged." - Stanley Hauerwas, Duke Divinity School, USA
"The sea change in human understanding called `modernity' is widely acknowledged to have presented Christian thinking with critical challenges. At the same time, it has also been a stimulus to new directions in Christian thought. This volume - for which the editors have assembled a hugely impressive range of expertise - is admirably comprehensive in its survey of the principal authors, topics and responses of both the challenge and the stimulus." - Gordon Graham, Princeton Theological Seminary, USA
"This is a compelling compendium of articles of exceptional quality. Perspicuously organized, the volume is characterized by a rare combination of stellar scholarship and reader accessibility." - David S. Pacini, Emory University, USA
"The responses of Christian theology and the churches to the upheavals of the Enlightenment and the advent of modernity are extremely complex and various. In negotiating this formidable era in intellectual history, this Companion is peerless in the extent of its coverage and the authority of its contributors. It is to be urgently commended to teachers and students of Christian theology in the modern period." - Simon Oliver, University of Nottingham,UK
"[This] makes for a good resource, covering most of the ground of modern Christian thought. There are...many suprises along the way." -Patrick Morrow, The Council of Christians and Jews, UK
"In 72 short essays, this book offers a comprehensive, authoritative overview of key figures and developments in Christian thought since the Enlightenment. The essays are written by leading experts on the topics in question and are of uniformly high quality. This volume will be especially valuable for graduate students, scholars in religious studies and theology, and perhaps members of the clergy. Summing Up: Highly recommended." -S.J. Shoemaker, University of Oregon, USA in Choice
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