Of the previous edition
"This book is an extraordinary achievement, a tour de force which will introduce thousands of students to theology as a discipline with a rich heritage, a clear sense of its own methods and norms, and an elusive yet articulate understanding of Christian language." Reviews in Religion and Theology
"This publication is a seminal text for the student or teacher of Christian Theology. Its readability and general presentation make it a very accessible text for those with a general interest in this area of academic endeavour. In essence this is a text which would be a useful and valuable resource for the teacher or student of theology. For school–based practitioners it is a very sound teacher reference text. It contains in one volume a very thorough treatment of the key developments in Christian Theology over the past 2000 years." Religious Education Journal of Australia
"This is one of the most user friendly textbooks I have come across drawing attention to important connections between different histories and human attempts to give expression to Christianity. I highly recommend this edition of McGrath′s book to anyone looking for a place to begin the study of Christianity as a major World Religion." Dr Isabel Mukonyora, Western Kentucky University
"I have successfully used, over a decade, the earlier editions of McGrath’s strikingly clear and astonishingly comprehensive Introduction in helping students to be historically grounded in classical theological heritage and to engage with its contemporary developments. I consider this fourth edition, more concise and impressively more accessible, as a ‘must’ for theological students and pastors." Prof. Christopher Duraisingh, Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, MA
“This revised and expanded edition of a popular textbook has several features geared toward making it an accessible introduction and a useful reference tool. “
Religious Studies Review
From the Back Cover
Alister McGrath’s internationally–acclaimed Christian Theology: An Introduction
is one of the most widely used textbooks in Christian theology. Fully revised and featuring lots of new material, this fourth edition provides an unparalleled introduction to 2,000 years of Christian thought.
Key features of this new edition include:
- New sections on monastic schools of theology, the English Reformation, and Radical Orthodoxy
- Increased discussion of women in the early Church, feminist theology, Eastern Orthodox theology and history, and Catholic teachings on the Doctrine of the Church
- User–friendly key terms sections and study questions.
These changes will ensure that Christian Theology remains the essential textbook, providing an even–handed, comprehensive and lively introduction to the field. The fourth edition is accompanied by a website at www.blackwellpublishing.com/mcgrath, featuring additional lecturer resources.