Readings in the History of Christian Theology: From the Reformation to the present

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Westminster John Knox Press, 1988 M01 1 - 214 pages
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In this second volume ofReadings in the History of Christian Theology, William C. Placher begins with a decisive transition, the Reformation of the sixteenth century, and opens with an excerpt from Martin Luther'sThe Freedom of a Christian. From the sixteenth century into the twentieth, he presents significant selections from works of the principal Protestant and Catholic thinkers, including present-day writers such as Gustavo Gutierrez and Rosemary Radford Ruether.

 

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Contents

Preface
9
George Blaurock The Hutterite Chronicle
27
Menno Simons The Writings of Menno Simons
33
Calvin and the English Reformation
58
Richard Hooker The Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity
73
George Fox Journal
79
Matthew Tindal Christianity as Old as the Creation
87
John Wesley The Scripture Way of Salvation
95
Gotthold Lessing On the Proof of the Spirit and of Power
101
Theology in the United States
107
The Nineteenth Century
130
The Twentieth Century
156
New Voices
190
Suggestions for Further Reading
205
Index
211
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About the author (1988)

William C. Placher was Charles D. and Elizabeth S. LaFollette Distinguished Professor in the Humanities and Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana. He was the author or editor of a number of books including Essentials of Christian Theology, published by WJK.

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