McGrath, Alister E.

Theology: The Basic Readings

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This highly successful and popular book is now available in a thoroughly expanded and updated new edition. Alister E. McGrath, one of the world’s leading theologians, provides readers with a concise and balanced introduction to Christianity as it has been interpreted by many of its greatest thinkers and commentators, from its beginning to the modern day.

Theology: The Basic Readings, 3rd Edition comprises sixty-eight readings spanning twenty centuries of Christian history. To help readers engage with the material, each reading is accompanied by an introduction, comments, study questions, and a helpful glossary of terms used by its author.

  • Readings are drawn from a broad theological spectrum and include both historical and contemporary, mainstream, and cutting-edge approaches
  • Uses the Apostles’ Creed as a framework to introduce readers to writings on key issues, such as faith, God, Jesus, creation, and salvation
  • Represents two thousand years of sustained critical reflection within western Christianity
  • Encourages readers to interact with each text and to engage with primary sources
  • Serves as an ideal companion to the bestselling, Theology: The Basics or as a standalone text

Theology: The Basic Readings, 3rd Edition is an essential guide to the topics, themes, controversies, and reflections on Christianity as they have been understood by many of its greatest commentators.


christian writings; christian literature; christian theology; christian tradition; the nature of faith; revelation; word of god; faith and reason; augustine of hippo; vincent of lerins; john calvin; karl barth; emil brunner; paul tillich; c. s. lewis; john paul II; on theology and secular philosophy; athenagoras of athens; thomas acquinas; jürgen moltmann; hans urs von balthasar; elizabeth a. johnson; sarah coakley; the christian god; suffering of god; feminist god; giovanni pico della mirandola; jonathan edwards; william paley; john henry newman; g. k. chesterton; dorothy l. sayers; john polinghorne; natural religion; doctrine of creation; creation of evil; creation and science; martin kähler; historical jesus

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