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Theologians You should Know : An Introduction: From the Apostolic Fathers to the 21st Century
Reeves, Michael

Theologians You should Know : An Introduction: From the Apostolic Fathers to the 21st Century

ISBN: 9781433550867
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Book Description:

Whether you realize it or not, you are the beneficiary of centuries of careful study and reflection on God's Word. The writings and teachings of figures from the past are crucial to what the church believes today. But just like intriguing guests of honor at a dinner party, these theologians can be intimidating to get to know.

Introducing you to the lives and thought of figures such as the Apostolic Fathers, Justin Martyr, Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, Martin Luther, John Calvin, Karl Barth, and others, this book makes the writings of these significant theologians accessible and approachable—opening up for you the riches of church history and enlarging your vision of God and his plan for the world.

Author:

Michael Reeves (PhD, King’s College, London) is president and professor of theology at Union School of Theology in Oxford. He is the author of Delighting in the Trinity, Rejoicing in Christ, and The Unquenchable Flame: Discovering the Heart of the Reformation. .

Endorsements:

“Historical theology is the study of the formulation of doctrine from the church of the past. As such, it provides a storehouse of wisdom, a wonderful legacy handed down from earlier theologians to the church today. Though hundreds of theologians contributed to this legacy, Michael Reeves introduces us to the theologians you should know. It is one of the best introductions to historical theology and its purveyors that exists!” Gregg R. Allison, Professor of Christian Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

“Among our ‘great cloud of witnesses’ are monumental theologians—Augustine, Calvin, Edwards, and more—who have plumbed the depths of God’s truth, that we might know God better. Theologians You Should Know reintroduces these figures in a fresh, incisive, and authoritative manner.” Thomas S. Kidd, Distinguished Professor of History, Baylor University; author, The Great Awakening: The Roots of Evangelical Christianity in Colonial America

“Michael Reeves helps readers engage with great Christian thinkers of the past in a critical and appreciative manner. The educated layperson and the thoughtful church leader will find themselves informed and edified by this book.” Carl R. Trueman, Paul Woolley Professor of Church History, Westminster Theological Seminary; author, The Creedal Imperative and Luther on the Christian Life

Additional Information:

Cover: Softcover
Number of Pages: 334
Author: Reeves, Michael
Publisher: Crossway
Publication Date: 2016