A History of Christian Theology,
By William C. Placher, Derek R. Nelson
Publisher: Westminister John Knox Press
The first edition of this wonderful reference has been utilised by students for over three decades. It outlines the importance and vast history of theology. This updated version brings together developments and thinking from the last thrity years with Placher vast knowledge in the previous volume.
A History of Christian Theology engages the reader / student in an interesting and educational text.
The book pulls together five tensions of Christianity, expounding on their affect of society and reflecting on how they have shaped theology:
Humanity vs Divinity
Faith in Revelation vs Reason for Belief
Works and Grace
Spirit and Structure
Church and State.
While best suited for the professional theologian and Bible College student, lay people will gain valuable insight into theology and the development of the ideals that we take as truth today.