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Christian thought : a historical introduction

Author: Chad V Meister; J B Stump
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge/Taylor & Francis, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats

Explores the central ideas, persons, events, and movements that gave rise to Christian thought. Highlighting the important but often neglected role of women and the influence of non-Christian ideas  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Meister, Chad V., 1965-
Christian thought.
London ; New York : Routledge/Taylor & Francis, 2010
(DLC) 2009041547
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chad V Meister; J B Stump
ISBN: 9780203851937 0203851935 9781282629646 1282629646 9781136972973 1136972978 9781136972928 1136972927 9781136972966 113697296X
OCLC Number: 649831469
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 540 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Introduction --
Incubations and origins : the ancient period --
The pre-history of Christian thought --
Jesus of Nazareth --
The Apostle Paul : his thought and context --
The break from Judaism --
Definition and resistance : the Patristic period --
Persecution of Christians --
Spirituality and asceticism : the desert fathers and mothers --
The Christian apologists : interacting with gnosticism and other "heresies" --
The early church councils : Christological controversy and definition --
Trinitarian debate --
Formation of the New Testament canon --
Augustine : philosopher, theologian, and church father --
Establishment and diversification : the medieval period --
Monasticism of the early Middle Ages --
Eastern Christianity splits from the West --
Anselm, Abelard, and Bernard --
Islam and Judaism in the middle ages --
Women and theology in the Middle Ages --
Thomas Aquinas --
Preparation for reform --
Protest and revolution : the Reformation period --
Martin Luther --
The Reformed tradition --
Protesting against the Protestants : Anabaptism and the Radical Reformation --
Reformation continues : the English and the Catholics --
Enlightenment and evolution : the modern period --
The challenge of modernism --
Pietism and revivalism --
Romanticism's response to Enlightenment theology --
Neo-orthodoxy : Karl Barth and others --
Major theological traditions and developments in the twentieth century --
Conclusion : recent and emerging themes.
Responsibility: Chad Meister and J.B. Stump.
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