Item description for Pocket History of Theology (The Ivp Pocket Reference) by Roger E. Olson & Adam C. English...
Overview Here is a concise and informative guide to the history of Christian theology. This condensation of the authors widely acclaimed book, The Story Of Christian Theology surveys the events, teachings, and challenges to the Christian faith down through the ages. In five acts we are ushered from the second to the 21st century, following all the twists and turns, wrinkles and rivalries that lay along that wonderful and humble way toward understanding, articulation and explanation of Christian faith. Crafted for students, pastors and other busy people, this pocket history of theology provides a clear and informed guide to the central tenets of Christian faith.
Publishers Description "The story of Christian theology does not begin at the beginning. . . .Theology is the church's reflection on the salvation brought by Christ and on the gospel of that salvation proclaimed and explained by the first-century apostles." Here is a concise and informative guide to the history of Christian theology. This condensation of Roger Olson's widely acclaimed The Story of Christian Theology surveys the events, teachings and challenges to the Christian faith down through the ages. In five acts we are ushered from the second to the twenty-first century following all the twists and turns, wrinkles and rivalries that lay along that wonderful and humble way of Christian faith seeking understanding, articulation and explanation. Crafted for students, pastors and other busy people, this pocket history of theology provides a clear and informed guide to the central tenets of Christian faith and the internal threats and external challenges it has faced and continues to confront even today.
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Studio: InterVarsity Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.04" Width: 4.44" Height: 0.36" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Nov 6, 2005
Publisher IVP-InterVarsity Press
Series IVP Pocket Reference
ISBN 0830827048 ISBN13 9780830827046
Availability 0 units.
More About Roger E. Olson & Adam C. English
Roger E. Olson (PhD, Rice University) is professor of theology at George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University. He is a prolific author whose volumes include The Story of Christian Theology and The Mosaic of Christian Belief. He is also coauthor of 20th-Century Theology.
Roger E. Olson currently resides in the state of Texas.
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3 stars Mar 23, 2007
*** Although the term evangelical can mean a variety of things, there is a branch of Christianity that can be said to use that as a name for its aspect of the church universal. The author traces the Evangelicalistic movement from the late sixteen hundreds to the present, identifying the major influencers of it and the particular disputes under this umbrella. Although the cover blurb calls this a concise, lively, and readable history, the first adjective is the only one that is actually on target. However, since I do not expect such reading to be lively, the concise nature is highly appreciated. The facts given will appeal to anyone wanting a greater grasp of this history, but if you are looking to know exactly how to define Evangelicalism, at the end, the definition will still be somewhat fuzzy. ***
Great for those wading itno theology! Jun 1, 2006
Excellent summary of complex issues, and complicate history, and written well, with the non-professional in mind. Footnotes to work - and a good index.
Definitely a good investment of time and money for freshmen theologians!