The History Of Christian Theology (Great Courses, #6610)

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  • Title: The History Of Christian Theology (Great Courses, #6610)
  • Author: Phillip Cary
  • ISBN: 9781598034882
  • Page: 222
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    Some 2,000 years ago, a man walked the earth who had a greater impact than any other person in history Lowly born, he rose to prominence as he spread his vision of the redemption of the world He attracted the attention of faithful disciples and suspicious local authorities Eventually, he was tried, convicted, and executed.Today, his story is known the world over And yeSome 2,000 years ago, a man walked the earth who had a greater impact than any other person in history Lowly born, he rose to prominence as he spread his vision of the redemption of the world He attracted the attention of faithful disciples and suspicious local authorities Eventually, he was tried, convicted, and executed.Today, his story is known the world over And yet, than two millennia later, great thinkers and everyday people still struggle to answer a single question Who is Jesus Was he a wise sage who culled powerful teachings from centuries of Jewish tradition to create a new world vision of peace and love Or was he indeed God himself, the embodiment of divinity on earth, sent to bring salvation and redemption from sin Did his promise of salvation apply to all humankind or was it limited to only a few followers And how could one participate in that promise Since the earliest days of the faith, questions like these have been at the heart of Christianity Over the centuries, they have led to fierce debate and produced deep divisions among the faithful These questions have driven profound acts of faith and worship and incited war and persecution They have contributed to the building of nations and the shaping of lives and have deeply influenced some of the greatest thinkers of Western philosophy To ponder questions like these is to understand the very shape of the Western world and to comprehend the remarkable power Christian faith has in the life of believers.Now, in The History of Christian Theology, you have an opportunity to explore these profound questions and the many responses believers, scholars, and theologians have developed over than 2,000 years Through this 36 lecture course, award winning Professor Phillip Cary of Eastern University reveals the enduring power of the Christian tradition as both an intellectual discipline and a spiritual path.Through this course, you will gain thought provoking insights into a set of teachings that changed the world and discover how, by learning about the diverse beliefs and practices within the wider Christian community, you can enrich your own experience of this great faith.

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    • Michael says:

      Part I: Excellent introduction to the debates and theology of early Christianity (from the 1st century through about the 5th century). For Christians, the first few lectures are elementary, but that can be explained by the fact that this course is designed for Christians as well as non-Christians. Cary does a superb job covering the doctrines of the Trinity, the Incarnation, and Augustine's thinking about grace. I especially liked his metaphor of hospitality: We discuss theology as if we'd have [...]

    • Adam Shields says:

      Short Review: This really was an excellent overview of the history of Christian Theology. I have an MDiv, and I took some graduate classes in the history of Christian Thought so I have some legitimate comparisons with regular graduate level classes. Obviously Professor Cary can't expect the listener of these to read 300-500 pages a week of background material like I did when I was in my classes. So there is a major difference in the style of presentation.But that being said I think I walked away [...]

    • Ycel says:

      An excellent introduction on the history and debates on Christian theology, tracing its roots starting from the Scriptures, the Apostles and the life of the early Church, the early Church Fathers, the Roman Catholic and the Greek Orthodox Churches, then taking a pivotal turn with the Protestant Reformation, the Protestant disagreements, and finally, Vatican I and II. A final lecture examines the ecumenical theology that opens up after Vatican II, drawing Catholics, Orthodox, and Protestants into [...]

    • Mac says:

      An outstanding survey of the history of Christian thought. Dr. Cary is superb. Accessible to those with minimal background but still insightful and helpful for professional theologians and historians. This is the best material that I've seen from The Great Courses. Highly recommended!

    • Alex Kartelias says:

      For the first book I read on the history of Christian theology, a really good book. Judging from the theologians I've read, the author seems accurate and does a good job summarizing complex issues. Definitely expanded my ignorance. Hard to find books like these.

    • Stephen London says:

      This is an excellent lecture series on Christian theology. Be prepared; at 36 lectures it is quite long. But Cary is a great teacher, and I appreciated his theological approach. I will look for his books next.

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