Reading Christian Theology in the Protestant Tradition

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Kelly M. Kapic, Hans Madueme
  • New York, NY : 
    Bloomsbury Academic
    , January
     817 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


Reading Christian Theology in the Protestant Tradition offers a distinctive approach to the value of classic works through the lens of Protestantism. While it is anachronistic to speak of Christian theology prior to the Reformation as “Protestant”, it is wholly appropriate to recognize how certain common Protestant concerns can be discerned in the earliest traditions of Christianity. The resonances between the ages became both informative and inspiring for Protestants who looked back to pre-reformation sources for confirmation, challenge, and insight. 

Thus this book begins with the first Christian theologians, covering nearly 2000 years of theological writing from the Didache, Justin Martyr, and Origen to James Cone, José Míguez Bonino, and Sallie McFague. Five major periods of church history are represented in 12 key works, each carefully explained and interpreted by an expert in the field.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Kelly M. Kapic is Professor of Theological Studies at Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia, USA. He is the award-winning author and editor ofnumerous books including Embodied Hope, A Little Book for NewTheologians, Communion with God, Mapping ModernTheology, and Sanctification.

Hans Madueme is Associate Professor of Theological Studies at Covenant College and Adjunct Professor at Trinity Graduate School, Trinity International University.



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