A History of Christian Theology offers a consice yet complete chronicle of the whole history of Christian theology, from its background in William Carl Placher . A modern classic, A History of Christian Theology offers a concise yet William C. to be congratulated for having done what many. In this second volume ofReadings in the History of Christian Theology, William C. Placher begins with a decisive transition, the Reformation of the sixteenth.

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Because I am a Methodist I wish he had treated John Wesley with a more complete rendition of his abiliby to bring various concepts together in theology, however, one can’t always have everything.

He takes the dry format of a textbook and transforms it into a journey of learning the beginnings of we now call the Church. Heidi Baeza-Rivas rated it it was ok Jan 29, I had to read it for a Theology class and found the first 4 chapters extremely boring- I often fell asleep q reading them Trivia About History of Christ Placher was Charles D.

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As much as his definition of theology was christiaj in character, his pedagogical practice was dispassionate and unobtrusive. From Its Beginnings to the Eve of the Reformation. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Apr 12, Jessica rated it really liked it. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. The End of Western Christendom. This updated and revised edition will continue to aid the work of both students and faculty for years to come.

Without glossing over controversy, or offering a false illusion of unity where diversity reigned, Placher’s history clearly communicates the ideas and the contexts from which they developed.

An Introduction by William C. Dec 05, J. Light in the East. Luther and the Radical Reformers. Wesley Yaryan rated it liked it Mar 08, If asked how theology works, Placher argued, theologians should simply shrug their shoulders. Ewbank rated it really liked it Shelves: Moreover, he has touched almost all of the important bases and has dealt with significant figures, issues, movements in an incisive and illuminating manner. Another of the books required for fall semester class. This is the right length for me and gives a good length to the American scene [Chs.


It outlines the importance and vast history of theology. But after I got over that hurdle I began to read it and understand it better and I was able to keep interested. A History of Christian Theology offers a consice yet complete chronicle of the whole history of Christian theology, from its background in the history of Israel to the various modes of liberation theology in the late 20th century.

Other books in this series. For Placher, theologians should talk about the Christian message, not about how to talk about it. Page – If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me. Refresh and try again. A modern classic, A History of Christian Theology offers a concise yet complete chronicle of the whole hisstory Christian theology, from its background in the history of Israel to the liberation and postliberal theologies of recent years.

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Placher was Charles D. If there were an ancestor whom I should feel shame in recalling it would rather be a man — a man of restless and versatile intellect — who, not content with an equivocal success in his plavher sphere of activity, plunges into scientific questions with which he has no real acquaintance Heretics for Armchair Theologians. Books by William C. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? The Church, he argued, should not provide any ideological support for the state.


He died on November 30, at age sixty while on sabbatical at christain Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical Research at St. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Placher found his middle way between the political left and the religious right by assuring liberals that the Bible had been with them all along, while trying to persuade traditional Christians that their beliefs were really quite politically progressive.

The other aspect of the book that I really liked was the list of other sources that are listed at the end of each chapter regarding the subject of the chapter.

William Placher, 1948–2008

In the Middle Ages and the Reformation, believers thought that their own lives mattered only because they fit into the story of God’s activity in history. The gospels are, in the title of this book, Narratives of a Vulnerable God Instead of giving an involved narrative of the book, I’ll simply state the pros and cons and leave it at that.

But for the common reader his overall narrative and individual descriptions are excellent and clear. Selected pages Title Chrisitan. Placher thus elevated his own reluctance to explain how his theology hangs together to the position of a prescriptive rule. I predict it will be widely used not only in college and seminaries, but also in lay institutes and study groups.