Historical Theology by Gregg Allison
An Introduction to Christian Doctrine

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Most historical theology texts follow Christian beliefs chronologically, discussing notable doctrinal developments for all areas of theology according to their historical appearance. And while this may be good history, it can make for confusing theology, with the classic theological loci scattered throughout various time periods, movements, and controversies. In Historical Theology, Gregg Allison offers students the opportunity to study the historical development of theology according to a topical-chronological arrangement, setting out the history of Christian doctrine one theological element at a time. Such an approach allows readers to concentrate on one tenet of Christianity and its formulation in the early church, through the Middle Ages, Reformation, and post-Reformation era, and into the modern period. The text includes a generous mix of primary source material as well, citing the words of Cyprian, Augustine, Aquinas, Luther, Calvin, Barth, and others. Allison references the most accessible editions of these notable theologians’ work so that readers can continue their study of historical theology through Christian history’s most important contributors. Historical Theology is a superb resource for those familiar with Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology or interested in understanding the development of Christian theology.

 

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Gregg Allison is Professor of Theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and is a recognized expert on Catholicism and historical theology. Gregg is author of Zondervan's Historical Theology (2011). Wayne Grudem is Research Professor of Theology and Biblical Studies at Phoenix Seminary in Phoenix, Arizona. He holds degrees from Harvard (AB), Westminster Theological Seminary (MDiv, DD), and Cambridge (PhD). He is the author of more than a dozen books including the bestselling Systematic Theology. SPANISH BIO: Wayne Grudem es profesor de investigacion de Teologia y Estudios Biblicos del Seminario Phoenix, en Phoenix, Arizona. Obtuvo los titulos de licenciado en arte en Harvard, master en divinidades en el Seminario Westminster, y doctor en filosofia en Cambridge. Es autor de mas de quince libros, incluyendo el exito de libreria Teologia Sistematica.
 
Published April 19, 2011 by Zondervan. 785 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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Concerning the latter, he argues that historical theology plays a "ministerial" rather than "magisterial" role, helping to aid believers in moving from exegetical, biblical, and systematic theologies to thoughtful practical theology (pp.

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