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An Introduction eBook #180 Most historical theology texts follow Christian beliefs chronologically discussing notable doctrinal developments for all areas of theology Historical Theology Epubaccording to their historical appearance And while this may be good history it can make for confusing theology Theology An Introduction Epub #226 with the classic theological loci scattered throughout various time periods movements and controversies In Historical Theology Gregg Allison Theo. This is a delightful read but I have two gripes the book is wonderfully footnoted I only wish they were parallel to the text rather than at the bottom of page I found my eyes dancing between the references and the text Second oh how I wish you had an authors index The general index simply did no justice Thanks for your labors to this worthy read my friend

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Historical Theology An Introduction to Christian DoctrineMix of primary source material as well citing the words of Cyprian Augustine Auinas 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 historys most important contributors Historical Theology is a superb resource for those familiar with Wayne Grudems Systematic Theology or interested in understanding the development of Christian theolo. This is a great book for those who are new to this topic it is easy to understand and the language is not as complex as some theological texts on the market I would recommend it to those who are starting out in theology

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review Historical Theology: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine Ð eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ [Epub] ❧ Historical Theology: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine By Join or create book clubs – Most historical theology texts follow Christian beliefs chronologically Logy An Introduction to Christian PDFEPUBoffers 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. This text was intended as a companion to Wayne Grudem's systematic theology but it is also valuable as a stand alone text Historical theology seems to be vanishing into the horizon lately with the new post post modern emphases; this trend needs to be reversed because the doctrinal history of Christianity is indispensable and sadly not well known enough even by the church The plus es of this text it is a sprawling comprehensive work which targets what it claims to target the historical development of Christian theology The author is clear in the presentation and the work is adeuately researched Its perspective is western evangelical The minus es the organization of the book takes some getting used to; at times the reader gets the feeling that the doctrine is driving the history rather than the accustomed flow of theology being pronounced within the context of historical narrative In other words it is a topical rather than historical narrative arrangement and within those topics the theology is presented under time period sub categories This may present problems Theology never develops within that type of lab ie the confines of broad theological categories; it develops naturally within its precise not broad historical setting When we move events over to fit into topical categories we run the risk of creating an artificial rather than natural grid; many of the fathers made pronouncements on a particular issue within the wide scope of a period but often did not decide upon precisely the same issue or even nuances of the same issue To group them together topically seems at times unfair or even forced Also footnote data does not often make those distinctions clear I just think this book would have been outstanding if it read as a history book with micro focus on theology and the comparative study of doctrinal development throughout the timeline With regard to the latter there are gaps regarding the place each doctrine holds in the broadest view of Christian history I think comparative analysis of theological points even within the same period but definitely throughout the historical span should attempt to show the nuance differences as well as the growth maturity and evolution of the doctrinal pronouncements I think those connections need to be explicitly made for the student to avoid reader misinterpretation I also think long range comparative analysis is key to really understanding the discipline because it provides a totality perspective when the temptation may be simply to see history as incremental and detached At times I felt that the goal in this work may have been simply to get the enormous uantity of information out which of course is part of the task but not all of the task Certainly Allison is to be credited for his skill in handling an enormous amount of information well But the finer points of comparative analysis need not add inordinately to the task; often this is accomplished visually for the student by use of chart and graph implementation which is not available in this work Please do not misunderstand the author does indeed delve into certain critical areas responsibly and faithfully but the larger framework analysis would have added completeness in my opinion An overall fairly solid work on the comprehensiveness of the historical data On the other components it is on the scale of about a B or B all things considered