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Theology: The Basic Readings

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This short, balanced and accessible Reader introduces the Christian faith through important theological readings, covering historical, modern, denominational, gender, liberal and traditional issues. It is the ideal accompaniment to the bestselling textbook, Theology: The Basics, 2nd edition.

Edited by leading theologian, Alister E. McGrath, this volume brings together a ra
Paperback, 210 pages
Published September 1st 2007 by Blackwell Publishers
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Nathan Schneider
Jun 20, 2015 Nathan Schneider rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This book was a little more arduous to mull through than other books because of its content, but that's what made it such a good read. McGrath breaks the book up under major doctrine headings (Christ, the church, etc.) and includes readings for each category. Well worth the time!
Tylor Lovins
Oct 21, 2014 Tylor Lovins rated it liked it
This book is outlined in such a way that McGrath selects a few excerpts from larger works of theologians throughout the history of theology in order to represent a "perspective" on a certain subject (salvation, eschatology, church, etc.).

It doesn't seem like it was meant for individual study but mostly group discussion. Unless you are willing to give this text a close read, though it is difficult given that each excerpt is probably three pages at most, I wouldn't recommend this book outside a g
Jul 27, 2011 Grete rated it liked it
The readings are so brief you can hardly enter their arguments. The scope of each topical chapter is immense, so the readings also rarely inform one another in any direct way.
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Required text for a class. Good basic introduction to major concepts in Theology.
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Some of the readings are great. Some of them are not. What can I say?
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Alister Edgar McGrath is a Northern Irish theologian, priest, intellectual historian, scientist, and Christian apologist. He currently holds the Andreas Idreos Professorship in Science and Religion in the Faculty of Theology and Religion at the University of Oxford, and is Professor of Divinity at Gresham College. He was previously Professor of Theology, Ministry, and Education at King's College L ...more
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