List of Illustrations. Preface. To the Student: How to Use this Book. To the Teacher: How to Use this Book. Acknowledgments. PART I LANDMARKS: PERIODS, THEMES, AND PERSONALITIES OF CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY. Introduction. 1 The Patristic Period, c.100-c.700. 2 The Middle Ages and the Renaissance, c.700-c.1500. 3 The Age of Reformation, c.1500-c.1750. 4 The Modern Period, c.1750 to the Present. PART II SOURCES AND METHODS. 5 Getting Started: Preliminaries. 6 The Sources of Theology. 7 Knowledge of God: Natural and Revealed. 8 Philosophy and Theology: Dialogue and Debate. PART III CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY. 9 The Doctrine of God. 10 The Doctrine of the Trinity. 11 The Doctrine of the Person of Christ. 12 Faith and History: The Christological Agenda of Modernity. 13 The Doctrine of Salvation in Christ. 14 The Doctrines of Human Nature, Sin, and Grace. 15 The Doctrine of the Church. 16 The Doctrine of the Sacraments. 17 Christianity and the World Religions. 18 The Last Things: The Christian Hope. A Glossary of Theological Terms. Sources of Citations. Acknowledgments of Figures. Index.
Alister E. McGrath is Head of the Centre for Theology, Religion & Culture, and Professor of Theology, Ministry, and Education at King's College, London. A world-acclaimed theologian, he is the author of numerous books including The Christian Theology Reader, 4th Edition (2011), Science and Religion, 2nd Edition (2010), Theology: The Basics, 2nd Edition (2007), and Dawkins' God: Genes, Memes and the Meaning of Life (2004), all published by Wiley-Blackwell.