The Blackwell encyclopedia of modern Christian thought /
edited by Alister McGrath.
Oxford : Blackwell Reference, 1993.
xiii, 701 p. ; 26 cm.
0631168966 (alk. paper)
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Oxford : Blackwell Reference, 1993.
0631168966 (alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 1994-06:
McGrath covers Christian theology from the beginning of the 18th century to the present; hence there are articles on Methodism, John Wesley, and Lutheranism, but not Martin Luther. Contributors emphasize theology rather than history. Major essays focus on central themes of Christian thought (e.g., soteriology). Other articles describe philosophical movements (e.g., existentialism), or the relationship of other fields to theology (e.g., music and Christianity; physical science and Christian thought). Lengthy biographies of major theologians (e.g., Paul Tillich) are supplemented by brief biographies of others influential on Christian thought, directly or indirectly (e.g., Nietzsche, T.S. Eliot). The introduction is clear and outlines the various facets of the book. Good syndetic structure and numerous cross-references facilitate usage. Coverage is international and balanced, while bibliographies include recent works. McGrath includes a glossary of theological terms and an index that ties names from the past to articles or concepts. One flaw in an otherwise well-produced volume is the running head "Evangelism" that should read "Evil, Problem of." This work provides a more specific and updated companion to The New International Dictionary of the Christian Church, by J.D. Douglas (rev. ed., 1978) and Westminster Dictionary of Christian Theology by Alan Richardson and John Bowden (CH, Jun'84). Recommended. R. Hartsock; University of North Texas
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