A History of Christian Theology offers a consice yet complete chronicle of the whole history of Christian theology, from its background in William Carl Placher . A modern classic, A History of Christian Theology offers a concise yet William C. to be congratulated for having done what many. In this second volume ofReadings in the History of Christian Theology, William C. Placher begins with a decisive transition, the Reformation of the sixteenth.
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It is difficult to write about such a broad sweep of theological history and secondly to write in such a way that it is intelligible. It was a pleasant surprise to see John Calvin and Martin Luther treated fairly, christiah Augustine given his due.
Westminster John Knox Press Amazon. Placher himself was well mentored at Yale Divinity School by Hans Frei, and he remained loyal to the Post-liberal theological project that Frei and others launched. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.
William Placher, 1948â2008
ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. By embedding his theology in history, and by writing history so gracefully, he enabled people who had become suspicious of the theological tradition to read Church history again. Although pedantic, his writing style is remarkably clear Placher was a known prose stylist.
He is not biased the English Puritans get perhaps too hard a rap, but I may be overly defensive kf, he defends Christian thought from some of its worst abusers, while acknowledging faults.
The authors rarely inserted themselves, allowing luminaries such as Luther, Calvin, and Augustine to speak in their own words. His beloved mother preceded him in death by several years, and his father died right before he himself went to Wabash College as a student. Introducing the Summa Theologiae of St. This updated thirtieth anniversary includes expanded treatments of theological developments at the end of the twentieth century, and preliminary trajectories for theology in the twenty-first century.
History of Christian Theology: An Introduction by William C. Placher
Travis Johnson rated it it was amazing Sep 10, thoelogy It m Placher’s book is an overview of all of Christian theology and it flies high and surveys widely.
In slightly more than pages he has chronicled the whole history of Christian theology, from its background in the history of Israel to the various modes of liberation theology in the late 20th century. Godsey in The Christian Century. Page 42 – When all things began, the Word already was. If you have read any histoty theology prior to this and I prefer Gonzalez’s accountyou won’t get much out of this.
This book is an intellectual history, a story of people and their ideas. Godsey in The Theoolgy Century. History of Christian Theology: This updated thirtieth anniversary includes Write a customer review.
Many of the details might remain the same, chrietian the center of the story moved from God to human beings. In the instructions for his funeral, he asked that instead of a eulogy, a gospel sermon be preached, and he asked that it be held in the College chapel.
See all 22 reviews. Aug 08, Ryan rated it really liked it. An Alliance with Philosophy. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. If you are looking for a very good introduction to Christian Theology, then I recommend this book. The book would have been stronger had it gone into more detail of the last years. Placher was effective at representing the seriousness of theology at Wabash because he rigorously avoided any proselytizing and he set out to deepen rather than challenge the political assumptions of our colleagues.
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Now they tended to think that God mattered because he could be fit into the story of their lives—whether as a rational guide to a moral life or as the cause of a conversion experience.
MR Vijay Nanduri Simhadri. He takes the dry format of a textbook and transforms it into a journey of learning the beginnings of we now call the Church. It may have palcher written as curistian textbook, but it is a winsome one that I will crib from mercilessly for my own teaching.
Great Church History resource tool for the classroom, local church christixn, or personal study. This book is an intellectual history, a story of people and their ideas.
The Path to Salvation. This updated thirtieth anniversary includes tneology treatments of theological developments at the end of the twentieth century, and preliminary trajectories for theology in the twenty-first century. Heidi Baeza-Rivas rated it it was ok Jan 29, Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Jul 11, Thom rated it liked it Shelves: Families in the New Testament World.
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