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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Truly Human Truly Divine. The Word dwelt with God, and what God was, the Word was. The Absolute Power of. This is a fantastic history of Christian theology. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

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Yet Jesus transformed those expectations. Placher weaves the history of the Church and all of it’s struggles into a incredible story that you can’t put down.

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Political liberalism and the biblical narrative fit together so snugly in his thought that they were nearly indistinguishable. In Jesus Christ, God sides with the poor and the oppressed. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

Page – Standing on the bare ground — my head bathed by the blithe air and uplifted into infinite space — all mean egotism vanishes. If you have read any historical theology prior to this and I prefer Gonzalez’s accountyou won’t get much out of this. It was a theolofy surprise to see John Calvin and Martin Theolovy treated fairly, and Augustine given his due. Placher thus elevated his own reluctance to explain how his theology hangs together to the position of a prescriptive rule.


Truly Human Truly Divine. The task of writing a history of Christian Theology is a monumental task but to do it in pages is even more monumental. Placher’s book is an overview of all of Christian theology and it flies high and surveys widely. However successful he finally was, he is now at rest in the hands of God. An Alliance with Philosophy.

Amie rated it liked it Dec 29, There’s a chrishian loading this menu right chrsitian. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Wabash was his family, but it was also his church, in a way, which might be why his theology was so reasonable and agreeable. Here all the hopes of Israel come together—he is the king of the Jews, the greatest of all the suffering prophets.

Page – I asserted — and I repeat — that a man has no reason to be ashamed of having an ape for his grandfather. I predict it will be widely used not only in college and seminaries, but also in lay institutes and study groups.

I read this book in a mere 6 days. What set him apart from them was that he came to liberal politics by way of the Bible. 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.

Placher found his voice by making the history of ideas look easy, and this text had and still has wide appeal, becoming one of the most popular undergraduate introductions to Christian thought in print. Evangelicals and the Hixtory of the Old Testament.

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This book is an intellectual history, a story of people and their ideas This book reads well and quickly. Heretics for Armchair Theologians. If asked how theology works, Placher argued, theologians should simply shrug their shoulders. Christ in Christian Tradition, Volume Two. Placher wrote his history book at a time when many christiaan Christians were becoming increasingly alienated from the traditional doctrines of the Church.


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The christiqn focus was also beneficial for me in keeping my interest. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. At the end of each chapter, Placher gives a detailed bibliography for further research. The Hope of Israel. Cnristian m Placher’s book is an overview of all of Christian theology and it flies hheology and surveys widely. Buy the selected items together This item: Description A History of Christian Theology offers a consice yet complete chronicle of 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.

By embedding his theology in christiab, and by writing history so gracefully, he enabled people who had become suspicious of the theological tradition to read Church history again. Derek rated it really liked it Feb 25, More books followed on such topics as transcendence, Christology, and the Trinity, and they continued to follow this same skillful path of blending doctrinal traditionalism with progressive political recommendations.

Ships from and sold by Amazon. Lists with This Book. Ancient Greek Agriculture Signe Isager. In the Middle Ages and the Reformation, believers thought that their own lives mattered only because they fit into the story of God’s activity in history.