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Mastering Theology : Palgrave Master Series - Michaela Davey

Mastering Theology

Palgrave Master Series

Paperback Published: 15th November 2001
ISBN: 9780333611722
Number Of Pages: 296

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Mastering Theology provides an introduction to the main themes in Christian theology. It is aimed at undergraduates and those training for the ministry at theological colleges of all denominations throughout the English speaking world.
Assuming no previous knowledge, this book takes a simplified look at basic issues in the Christian faith. It introduces the Hebrew scriptures and the New Testament and surveys the development of Christianity from its infancy right through to major themes in ethics and modern theology.

..."this book is a rich combination of biblical studies, church history, theology, and biblical ethics."--Edmund J. Rybarczyk, Religious Studies Review
..."a useful text in a broad survey course on Christianity or comparative religions."--Stephen G. Ray, Jr., Teaching Theology and Religion

Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xii
Mapsp. xiii
The history of the Jewish people in the biblical periodp. 1
Definitionsp. 1
Sourcesp. 2
Beginningsp. 3
The ancestral periodp. 3
Ancestral religionp. 5
The Egypt, exodus and wilderness traditionsp. 6
Settlementp. 12
Pre-monarchic Israelp. 12
Saulp. 13
The United Kingdomp. 15
The two kingdoms: the northern kingdomp. 17
The two kingdoms: the southern kingdomp. 22
Bibliographyp. 27
The Old Testamentp. 28
What is the Old Testament?p. 28
The Septuagintp. 29
The Samaritan Pentateuchp. 30
The Masoretic textp. 30
What does the Hebrew Bible include?p. 31
The Pentateuchp. 32
The Deuteronomic historiesp. 35
Joshuap. 36
Judgesp. 38
The books of Samuel and Kingsp. 39
Conclusionp. 41
I, II Chronicles, Ezra and Nehemiahp. 42
The books of Chroniclesp. 42
Ezrap. 44
Nehemiahp. 44
The prophetsp. 45
Amos and Hoseap. 45
Micahp. 47
Isaiahp. 48
Zephaniah, Nahum, Habbakkuk and Obadiahp. 50
Jeremiahp. 51
Ezekielp. 53
Haggai and Zechariahp. 54
Malachi and Joelp. 55
Conclusionp. 56
Wisdom literaturep. 57
Proverbsp. 58
Jobp. 59
Ecclesiastes or Qohelet/Qohelethp. 60
The Psalmsp. 60
Introductionp. 60
The Psalms and form criticismp. 61
Date of the Psalmsp. 62
The setting of the Psalterp. 62
Poetry and theology in the Psalmsp. 63
Bibliographyp. 63
Intertestamental literaturep. 64
The Apocryphap. 64
The novellap. 65
Additions to the canonical textsp. 65
Wisdomp. 66
Historical booksp. 67
Prophecyp. 69
Other Deutero-canonical worksp. 69
Historical booksp. 69
Devotional worksp. 70
Treatisesp. 71
Apocalypsesp. 71
Pseudepigraphap. 74
Apocalypses and related worksp. 75
Books which are expansions of the Masoretic textp. 75
Wisdom and philosophical literaturep. 76
Devotional literaturep. 76
Rabbinical worksp. 76
The Dead Sea Scrollsp. 78
Other literature from the periodp. 79
Philop. 79
Josephusp. 79
Bibliographyp. 80
The New Testamentp. 81
Judaism in the first centuryp. 81
The Synoptic Gospelsp. 87
The Gospel of Johnp. 94
The Acts of the Apostlesp. 98
The thought of Paulp. 104
The book of Revelationp. 110
Bibliographyp. 114
The history of the Church: the early Church to AD 500p. 116
Early sourcesp. 116
The Jewish background and the first Christiansp. 117
The spread of Christianity and the encounter with the Roman worldp. 119
The life and organisation of the early Churchp. 120
Internal crises: schism and heresiesp. 122
The early Catholic Fathers (180-250)p. 123
The third century: growth, expansion and the great persecutionp. 127
Constantine, toleration and the Council of Nicaea (325)p. 131
Church, state and society after Constantinep. 133
The Arian controversy under Constantine and his sonsp. 135
The Arian controversy to the Council of Constantinople (381)p. 137
Asceticism and the growth of monasticismp. 138
Division between East and Westp. 139
Augustine, the Donatist controversy and the emergence of Latin theologyp. 140
The debate concerning the nature of Christp. 141
The Papacyp. 143
The barbarians and the Church's responsep. 145
Bibliographyp. 146
The history of the Church: the thousand years from AD 500 to 1500p. 147
An overviewp. 147
The growth of the papacyp. 151
The encounter with Islamp. 156
Dissent, persecution and inquisitionp. 162
The Eastern Churchp. 163
The Orthodox Church in Eastern Europe and Russiap. 168
Monasticism, the religious orders and the growth of learningp. 168
Women and the religious lifep. 174
Bibliographyp. 176
The history of the Church: the Reformationp. 177
The condition of Western Europep. 177
Reformation and the rise of Protestantismp. 178
Lutherp. 179
Zwinglip. 181
Calvinp. 182
The Anabaptistsp. 183
The advance of Protestantismp. 183
The Roman Catholic Reformationp. 185
Ignatius Loyola, the Jesuits and other religious movementsp. 185
The Council of Trentp. 187
The end of the wars of religionp. 188
Bibliographyp. 189
The history of the Church: 1500 to datep. 190
The Thirty Years War, 1618 to 1648p. 190
Religious revival and decline in Francep. 191
England and Britain in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuriesp. 193
Pietism and the Evangelical Revivalp. 196
Deism and the Enlightenmentp. 198
England in the nineteenth centuryp. 199
The fortunes of Roman Catholicism in France and Germanyp. 202
Science, philosophy and biblical criticismp. 203
The New World and the expansion of Christendomp. 204
The Eastern Churchp. 211
The twentieth century: totalitarianism, oppression and the Cold Warp. 215
The ecumenical movementp. 219
Bibliographyp. 220
Modern theology: the main theologiansp. 221
Schleiermacherp. 221
Barthp. 222
Bonhoefferp. 223
Boltmannp. 224
Tillichp. 226
Rahnerp. 230
Schillebeeckxp. 232
Torrancep. 234
Moltmannp. 236
Kungp. 238
Pannenbergp. 240
Jungelp. 242
Bibliographyp. 244
Modern theology: twentieth century theological movementsp. 245
Post-liberal theologyp. 245
Evangelicalismp. 247
Eastern Orthodox theologyp. 249
Process theologyp. 251
Liberation theologyp. 252
Feminist theologyp. 254
Black theologyp. 256
Asian theologyp. 258
Bibliographyp. 260
Faith in practicep. 262
Sources of Christian ethicsp. 262
Old Testament ethicsp. 263
Old Testament attitudes to wealthp. 264
Old Testament attitudes to powerp. 264
Old Testament attitudes to family life and sexual mattersp. 265
Old Testament attitudes to violencep. 266
Jesus' ethical teachingp. 266
The context of Jesus' ethical teachingp. 266
Jesus' attitude to wealthp. 268
Jesus' attitude to powerp. 268
Jesus' attitude to family life and sexual mattersp. 268
Jesus' attitude towards womenp. 269
Jesus' attitude to violencep. 269
Jesus' attitude towards forgiveness and repentancep. 270
Ethical teaching in the New Testamentp. 270
New Testament attitudes to wealthp. 271
New Testament attitudes to powerp. 271
New Testament attitudes to family life and sexual mattersp. 271
New Testament attitudes to violencep. 272
New Testament attitudes to the resolution of disputesp. 272
The ethics of the early Churchp. 272
Early Church attitudes to wealthp. 273
Early Church attitudes to powerp. 273
Early Church attitudes to family life and sexual mattersp. 273
Early Church attitudes to violencep. 273
From Augustine to the Middle Agesp. 274
Attitudes to wealthp. 275
Attitudes to powerp. 275
Attitudes to family life and sexual mattersp. 275
Attitudes to violencep. 276
Ethics in the Reformation and Counter-Reformationp. 276
Attitudes to wealthp. 277
Attitudes to powerp. 277
Attitudes to family life and sexual mattersp. 277
Attitudes to violencep. 278
After the Reformation to the end of the nineteenth centuryp. 278
Attitudes to wealthp. 281
Attitudes to powerp. 281
Attitudes to family life and sexual mattersp. 282
Attitudes to violencep. 282
The twentieth centuryp. 282
Attitudes to wealthp. 283
Attitudes to powerp. 284
Attitudes to family life and sexual mattersp. 285
Attitudes to violencep. 286
Attitudes towards medical ethicsp. 286
Bibliographyp. 288
Glossaryp. 289
Indexp. 291
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ISBN: 9780333611722
ISBN-10: 0333611721
Series: Palgrave Master Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 15th November 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 3