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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Another of the books required for fall semester class.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. The other aspect of the book that I really liked was the list of other sources that are listed at the end of each chapter regarding the subject of the chapter.

Highly informative and readable for anyone interested, Placher’s histo By far one of the greatest single volume resources for theological studies.

History of Christian Theology: An Introduction by William C. Placher

Each chapter ends with an annotated bibliography. No trivia or quizzes yet. Dec 05, J. I did thoroughly enjoy it in small chunks.

A History of Christian Theology : An Introduction

David rated it really liked hostory Oct 07, Placher presents the complicated history of theology in a very simple way. He had no family of chfistian own, unless one counts the entire Wabash community, which considered him its moral voice and its most respected representative. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. This is a fantastic history of Christian theology.

Because I am a Methodist I wish he had treated John Wesley with a more complete rendition of his abiliby to bring various concepts together in theology, however, one can’t always have everything. It also includes updated bibliographies and revised chapters on important innovations in biblical studies, and their impact on theology. Customers who bought this item also bought.


However successful he finally was, he is now at rest in the hands of God. Web Exclusives First Thoughts. Moreover, he has touched almost all of the important bases and has dealt with significant figures, issues, movements in an incisive and illuminating manner. Refresh and try again. Placher’s book is an overview of all of Christian theology and it flies high and surveys widely.

Account Options Sign in. It’s some thick reading, so plan to take some time on it. Heretics for Armchair Theologians. But for the common reader his overall narrative and individual descriptions are excellent and clear. We use cookies to give you the best bistory experience. Derek rated it really liked it Feb 25, He once told me that he did not want to retire in Crawfordsville, because being so close to the college without teaching in it would have been unbearable.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of thdology. 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. If you have read any historical theology prior to this and I prefer Gonzalez’s accountyou won’t get much out histofy this.

It also includes updated bibliographies and revised chapters on important innovations in biblical studies, and their impact on theology. However, once the book begins, it tells an interesting and effective story of the men and women who have impacted much of Church History. Like Frei and CalvinPlacher resisted talking about his conversion to Christianity in terms of a religious experience.


Page 42 – When all things began, the Word already was. He ended his textbook with a few pages devoted to the rise of feminism and the shift of Christian strength from the Northern to the Southern Hemisphere.

Page – Standing on the bare ground — my head bathed by the blithe air and uplifted into infinite space — all mean egotism vanishes.

Tom rated it really liked it May 31, The Beginnings of Orthodoxy. Page – I asserted — and I repeat — that a man has no reason to be ashamed of having an ape for his grandfather.

Jul 11, Thom rated it liked it Shelves: Consequently, he did not need to revise his understanding of the Bible to meet the demands of social justice.

Looking for beautiful hidtory There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Truly Human Truly Divine. This book is an intellectual history, a story of people and their ideas.

America’s most influential journal of religion and public life. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. I give it three out of five stars.