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Christian Theological Tradition, CourseSmart eTextbook, 3rd Edition

By University of A. St Thomas, Catherine A. Cory, Michael J. Hollerich

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Nov 10, 2008

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For one-semester, undergraduate-level courses in Introduction to Theology, Christianity or History of the Christian Tradition.


This text helps students acquire a basic theological literacy in key persons and events of the Bible and the Christian faith, and in Christianity's encounter with culture at large. Historically arranged, it also addresses five major themes of systematic theology: revelation, God, creation, Jesus, and church.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 - Introduction                                                                                                                 

Catherine Cory, Terence Nichols, David Smith, and Jan Michael Joncas


Part I - The Old Testament

Catherine Cory and John Smithe                                                                                                                   


Chapter 2 - The Primeval Story                                                                                                      

John Smithe and David Penchansky


Chapter 3 - God’s Covenant with Israel                                                                                          

David Smith and Catherine Cory


Chapter 4 - Judges, Prophets, Kings                                                                                               

David Penchansky and John Smithe


Chapter 5 - Second Temple Judaism                                                                                              

John Smithe


Part II - The New Testament

Catherine Cory                                                                                                                                                   


Chapter 6 - Jesus and the Gospels                                                                                                  

Catherine Cory


Chapter 7 - Apostolic Missions                                                                                                      

John Smithe and Catherine Cory


Part III - The History of Christianity

Michael Hollerich                                                                                                                                              


Chapter 8 - Christianity after the Apostles                                                                                       

Michael Hollerich


Chapter 9 - The Age of the Imperial Church                                                                                   

Michael Hollerich


Chapter 10 - Augustine of Hippo                                                                                                      

David Hunter


Chapter 11 - Eastern Christianity                                                                                                      

Jan Michael Joncas


Chapter 12 -Islam Past and Present                                                                                                 

Patrick Gaffney


Chapter 13 - Christianity in the Early Medieval Period                                                                       

Jan Michael Joncas


Chapter 14 - Christianity in the High Middle Ages                                                                             

Michael Hollerich


Chapter 15 - Thomas Aquinas                                                                                                          

David Smith


Chapter 16 - Christianity in the Late Medieval Period                                                                        

Anne H. King


Part IV - The Modern Period

Terence Nichols                                                                                                                                                  


Chapter 17 - The Renaissance                                                                                                          

Terence Nichols


Chapter 18 - Martin Luther                                                                                                              

Shirley E. Jordon


Chapter 19 - Other Protestant Reformers                                                                                         

David S. Cunningham


Chapter 20 -The Catholic Reformation                                                                                            

Anne H. King


Chapter 21 -Global Expansion and the Colonial Churches                                                                

Thaddeus Posey


Chapter 22 - Modern Challenges to Christianity                                                                                

Terence Nichols


Chapter 23 - Christianity in America                                                                                                 

Michael Hollerich


Chapter 24 - The Second Vatican Council in Context

Michael Hollerich


Chapter 25 - Christianity and the Contemporary Situation                                                                 

Catherine Cory, Terence Nichols, David Smith, and David S.Cunningham


Chapter 26 - Christianity and Interreligious Dialogue                                                                         

Edward Ulrich



Copyright Acknowledgments                                                                                       


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