The Christian Theological Tradition
The culmination of a two-year collaborative effort of the entire
Theology Department at the University of St. Thomas, The Christian
textbook is an introduction to the whole of Christian
history (in the context of the Catholic tradition)--from Genesis to
Vatican II. It provides readers with the basic knowledge necessary for
further study in theology and prepares them with the background and
context for critical reading of primary texts. A mix of broadly-focused and narrowly-focused chapters provide socio-historical contexts for the
development of religious movements and/or theological issues as well as
in-depth discussions of major figures and their writings. Contents include chapters about:
TESTAMENT: The Primeval Story; God's Covenant with Israel; Judges,
Prophets, Kings; Second Temple Judaism.
THE NEW TESTAMENT: Jesus and
the Gospels; Apostolic Missions.
THE HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY:
Christianity after the Apostles; The Age of the Imperial Church;
Augustine of Hippo; Eastern Christianity; Islam; Christianity in the
Early Medieval Period; Christianity in the High Middle Ages; Thomas
Aquinas; Christianity in the Late Medieval Period.
THE MODERN PERIOD:
The Renaissance; Martin Luther; Other Protestant Reformers; The
Catholic Reformation; Global Expansion and the Colonial Churches;
Modern Challenges to Christianity; Christianity in the USA;
Christianity and the Contemporary Situation.
The book is written for anyone interested in
the Christian theological tradition, and is now published in its third edition.