Item description for Christian Literature: An Anthology by McGrath...
Overview (PUBBlackwell)English literature is crowded with Christian images, so McGrath is able to provide selections from a spectrum of diverse sources: Bede's history, The Exeter Book of Riddles, York mystery plays, The Cloud of Unknowing, Piers the Ploughman, Lancelot Andrewes's devotions, Thomas Browne's essays, Coleridge's poetry. 672 pages, softcover.
Publishers Description This anthology of Christian literature gathers together writings drawn from 2000 years of Christian history. Assuming no prior knowledge of Christian theology or history, it offers students in one volume a diverse selection of material. The work offers substantial introductions to each text under discussion, along with study questions to assist interaction with texts. Study Panels embedded in the text offer easy access to critical information about the writers and their texts. The pieces included fall into three broad categories: works of literature specifically written to serve the needs of Christians - such as prayers, devotional works, and sermons; works of literature, such as stories and poems, which are not specific to the Christian faith, but which have been shaped or influenced by Christian ideas, values, images, and narratives; and works of literature which interact with Christian ideas, individuals, schools of thought, or institutions, such as novels by George Eliot and Thomas Hardy.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.67" Width: 6.75" Height: 1.68" Weight: 3 lbs.
Release Date Nov 30, 2000
ISBN 0631216065 ISBN13 9780631216063
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More About McGrath
Alister E. McGrath is Head of the Centre for Theology, Religion & Culture, and Professor of Theology, Ministry, and Education at King's College, London. A world-acclaimed theologian, he is the author of numerous books including The Christian Theology Reader, 4th Edition (2011), Science and Religion, 2nd Edition (2010), Theology: The Basics, 2nd Edition (2007), and Dawkins' God: Genes, Memes and the Meaning of Life (2004), all published by Wiley-Blackwell.
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