Christian Belief

Editor/Author McGrath, Alister
Publication Year: 2018
Publisher: Lion Hudson

ISBN: 978-1-912552-03-0
Category: Religion & Theology - Christianity
Book Status: Pending
Predicted Release Month: March 2020
Table of Contents

In this highly accessible guide a team of expert contributors provide an authoritative and comprehensive survey of Christian belief.

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Table of Contents

  • About the Editors
  • Editor's Introduction
  • A Very Brief History of Christian Belief
  • The New Testament
  • The Early Church
  • The Middle Ages
  • The Renaissance
  • The Reformation
  • Revival
  • The Modern World
  • 1 Faith
  • What is Faith?
  • The Origin of the Creeds
  • Faith and Reason
  • Faith and Philosophy
  • Faith in Words: Religious Language
  • Can God's Existence Be Proved?
  • Faith and Truth
  • Science and Religion
  • Faith and Revelation
  • The Place of the Bible
  • The Place of Tradition
  • Interpreting the Bible
  • What is Theology?
  • Religion in Human Life
  • Christianity and Other Religions
  • The Human Quest for God
  • Modernity
  • The Importance of World-Views
  • Postmodernity
  • Islam
  • 2 God
  • What Do We Mean by ‘God’?
  • The Mind of God
  • The Creator and the Creation
  • The Place of Humanity in Creation
  • Ways of Thinking About Creation
  • The Attributes of God
  • How Can God Be Known Through Nature?
  • Creation and Evolution
  • Human Sexuality
  • The Image of God in Humanity
  • Humanity as the Steward of Creation
  • What Do We Mean by an ‘Almighty’ God?
  • God is Personal
  • Biblical Images of God
  • The Doctrine of the Trinity
  • The Person of the Father
  • The Person of the Son
  • The Person of the Holy Spirit
  • The Charismatic Movement
  • Models of the Trinity
  • How Muslims See the Trinity
  • 3 Jesus
  • New Testament Accounts of Jesus
  • The Birth of Jesus in Christian Art
  • The Parables of Jesus
  • The ‘I am’ Sayings of John's Gospel
  • Jesus and the Religious Movements of His Day
  • The Jewish Background to Jesus
  • Old Testament Prophecies Concerning Jesus Christ
  • The Mission and Aims of Jesus
  • The Quest for the Historical Jesus
  • Jesus and the Poor
  • The Ministry and Teachings of Jesus
  • Jesus and Women
  • Jesus in John's Gospel
  • New Testament Titles for Jesus
  • Jerusalem and the Crucifixion of Jesus
  • The Crucifixion in Christian Art
  • The Resurrection and Kingship of Jesus
  • The Incarnation and Revelation of Jesus
  • Jesus in Early Christian Thought
  • The Virgin Mary in Christian Thought
  • How Muslims see Jesus
  • The Uniqueness of Jesus
  • How Buddhists see Jesus
  • How Hindus see Jesus
  • 4 Salvation
  • What is Sin?
  • The Dawn of a New Age
  • The Suffering of Christ and the Problem of Pain
  • The Meaning of the Cross: Atonement
  • ‘Connecting up’ with the Cross
  • Salvation and the Defeat of Demons
  • Victory over Death and Satan
  • The Forgiveness of Sins
  • What Are the ‘Benefits of Christ’?
  • Restoration to God
  • Christ as the Representative of Humanity
  • Justification
  • Healing
  • John Newton and ‘Amazing Grace’
  • The Concept of Grace
  • Predestination and Human Freedom
  • 5 The Church
  • The Origin of the Church
  • The Church in the Old Testament
  • The Church in the New Testament
  • Images of the Church
  • Christian ethics
  • Christianity and Social Justice
  • Identity Marks of the Church
  • Augustine and the Donatist controversy
  • Should the Church Baptize Children?
  • Identity Actions of the Church
  • Is Christ Present in the Lord's Supper?
  • What is Christian Ministry?
  • Women in Ministry
  • Should Christians Fight in Wars?
  • Service in the Church
  • What Were the Origins of Monasteries?
  • Billy Graham and Christian Mission
  • Serving the World: the Church's Mission
  • 6 The Christian Hope
  • The Birth of a New Hope
  • The Crisis of Hope in Modern Western Culture
  • The Resurrection of Christ
  • Did Jesus Really Rise From the Dead?
  • The Resurrection Hope of Believers
  • Christian Attitudes towards Work
  • The Resurrection and Human Hope
  • Christian Attitudes Towards Possessions
  • The Last Things
  • What Does the Resurrection Body Look Like?
  • The New Jerusalem
  • Church Architecture and the Vision of God
  • Where Was the Garden of Eden?
  • What is Spirituality?
  • The Restoration of Creation
  • Heaven in Christian Art
  • The Anticipation of Heaven in the Christian Life
  • The Journey of Faith to Heaven
  • Charles Wesley and the Hope of Heaven
  • The Second Coming of Christ
  • Concise Anthology of Christian Thought
  • Glossary