Historical Theology

  • by Gregg R. Allison
  • Narrated by Gregg R. Allison
  • 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Speech

Publisher's Summary

Most historical theology texts follow Christian beliefs chronologically, discussing notable doctrinal developments for all areas of theology according to their historical appearance. And while this may be good history, it can make for confusing theology, with the classic theological loci scattered throughout various time periods, movements, and controversies.
In Historical Theology, Gregg Allison offers students the opportunity to study the historical development of theology according to a topical-chronological arrangement, setting out the history of Christian doctrine one theological element at a time. Such an approach allows listeners to concentrate on one tenet of Christianity and its formulation in the early church; through the Middle Ages, Reformation, and post-Reformation era; and into the modern period.
Includes a generous mix of primary source material as well, citing the words of Cyprian, Augustine, Aquinas, Luther, Calvin, Barth, and others. Allison references the most accessible editions of these notable theologians' work so that students can continue their study of historical theology through Christian history's most important contributors.
Historical Theology is a superb resource for those familiar with Wayne Grudem's Systematic Theology or interested in understanding the development of Christian theology.

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Class Review for a Bible Study

good addition to the book but more of an overview of the sections, not the actual audiobook
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- Mr. Gallifant

more of a systematic theology

I was hoping for more of a walk through history, and how theology developed. however, Allison goes through each major doctrine in a systematic way, defines it, and then usually gives a very brief overview of how the doctrine has developed over time. I wish he spent more time in the history.
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- Chris Wandor

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-05-2016
  • Publisher: Zondervan