The Thiselton Companion to Christian Theology

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Covering everything from “Abba” to “Zwingli,” The Thiselton Companion to Christian Theology offers a comprehensive account of a wide sweep of topics and thinkers in Christian theology. Written entirely by eminent scholar Anthony Thiselton, the book features a coherence lacking in most multiauthored volumes.

Drawing on his encyclopedic knowledge, gained from fifty-plus years of study and teaching, Thiselton provides some six hundred articles on various aspects of theology throughout the centuries. The entries comprise both short descriptive surveys and longer essays of original assessment on central theological topics -- such as atonement, Christology, God, and Holy Spirit -- and on such theologians as Aquinas, Augustine, Barth, Calvin, Küng, Luther, Moltmann, and Pannenberg. The book also includes a helpful time chart dating all of the theologians discussed and highlighting key events in Christian history; select reading suggestions conclude each of the longer entries.

Equally valuable for research and teaching, The Thiselton Companion to Christian Theology will be a go-to reference for pastors, students, teachers, and theologians everywhere.

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About the Author:

Anthony C. Thiselton is professor emeritus of Christian theology at the University of Nottingham, England.

Review:

The Living Church
"Has the flavor of mature wine, and indeed of a wine crafted through years of engagement not only with the fruits of theological learning but also with the fermentation of human encounter and pastoral care. . . . A useful tool."

Mission Today
"Thiselton has done it again! This book is simply a brilliant feat of scholarship!"

Spirit & Life
"Well-researched, coherent, concise, and highly readable, this authoritative volume makes an excellent theological dictionary or encyclopedia."

John Barton
— University of Oxford
"This is a tour de force by one of Britain's leading theological scholars. It offers an authoritative guide to every part of theology and is accessibly written, with excellent suggestions for further reading. Invaluable."

Kevin J. Vanhoozer
— Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
"Anthony Thiselton's previous publications give sufficient proof of his prowess as a New Testament scholar, biblical commentator, and expert in philosophical hermeneutics. In an era of increasing specialization, few people are as qualified to speak authoritatively across the theological disciplines. ThisCompanion gives us the benefit of Thiselton's comprehensive learning in the form of an A-Z theological dictionary. There are not many people whose opinion about every theological thing under the sun I would want to seek out; Anthony Thiselton is on that short list."

David Fergusson
— University of Edinburgh
"Displaying remarkable breadth and scholarly erudition, this substantial reference book offers an invaluable guide to theology. Its range, clarity, and points of entry for further study are all highly commendable. Teachers and students of theology are indebted to Thiselton for his herculean labor."

Choice
"This will be an eminently valuable book for scholars and students, appreciated for the clear writing and succinct summaries of topics and thinkers. . . . Highly recommended."

Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care
"A comprehensive resource for issues related to the doctrine of the Holy Spirit, particularly when it comes to those 'hot-button' issues that often divide churches, denominations, and movements rather than unite. . . . Spiritual formation researchers in particular will receive much from Thiselton's discussions."

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