Cambridge Companions to Christian Topics
Cambridge Companions to Religion is a series of books in the extensive Cambridge Companions collection published by Cambridge University Press. Each book in this series features specially-commissioned essays by top scholars designed to introduce the student to a theologian or theological movement. They make excellent introductions to a variety of Christian subjects and are highly useful additions to the library of anyone who wants to understand some of the most important figures and theological movements in Christianity.
|The Cambridge Companion to Jesus
by Markus Bockmuehl
This companion takes as its starting point the realisation that Jesus of Nazareth cannot be studied as purely a subject of ancient history. Written by seventeen leading international scholars, the book encourages students of the historical Jesus to discover the vital contribution of theology, and students of doctrine to engage the Christ of faith as Jesus the first-century Jew.
The Cambridge Companion to St. Paul
edited by James D.G. Dunn
All facets of the apostle's life, thought, and influence are discussed by these formidable scholars: Jerome Murphy-O'Connor, Luke Timothy Johnson, Ben Witherington III, Graham Stanton, Bruce Longenecker, Arland Hultgren, Alan Segal, L.W. Hurtado, Calvin Roetzel, and others. 300 pages, softcover.
|The Cambridge Companion to Martin Luther
edited by Donald K. McKim
Eighteen essays by a who's who list of international historians and theologians provide a complete picture of Luther's life, work, and thought: Junghans on Wittenberg, Gritsch on Bible translation, Meuser on preaching, Jenson on theological significance, Hillerbrand on Luther's legacy, etc. 342 pages, softcover.
The Cambridge Companion to John Calvin
edited by Donald K. McKim
A who's who of Reformed thinkers summarize and critique the contributions of the author of the Institutes: Brian Gerrish, Alexandre Gonoczy, David Steinmetz, Heiko Oberman, Richard Muller, John Leith, Wulfert de Greef, Richard Gamble, Andrew Pettegree, and others. Solid and accessible. 370 pages, softcover.
|The Cambridge Companion to Dietrich Bonhoeffer
edited by John W. de Gruchy
A handy reader's guide to the beloved theologian: J. Burton Nelson on Bonhoeffer's life; Martin Rumscheidt on the formation of his theology; Clifford Green on Christian community; Ruth Zerner on the Jewish question; Geffrey B. Kelly on prayer and action for justice; plus eight other pieces. 281 pages, softcover.
|Cambridge Companion to Christian Doctrine
edited by Colin E. Gunton
"An impressive array of essays by an equally significant cadre of authors. It is a stunning collection that would make excellent collateral reading for courses,"---Christianity Today. Surveys overall questions and such traditional topics as Trinity, creation, human being, redemption, church, and more. 307 pages, softcover.
The Cambridge Companion to Biblical Interpretation edited by
This book provides the first complete guide to the present state of biblical studies. Intended for students and non-specialist readers, it covers all the methods and approaches currently practiced in the academic study of the Bible, as well as examining the major categories of books in the Bible from the perspective of recent scholarships.
|The Cambridge Companion to Reformation Theology
edited by David Bagchi
The European Reformation of the sixteenth century was one of the most formative periods in the history of Christian thought and remains one of the most fascinating events in Western history. The Cambridge Companion to Reformation Theology provides a comprehensive guide to the theology and theologians of the period. Each of the eighteen chapters is written by a leading authority in the field and provides an up-to-date account and analysis of the thought associated with a particular figure or movement. There are chapters focusing on lesser reformers such as Martin Bucer, and on the Catholic and Radical Reformations, as well as the major Protestant reformers. A detailed bibliography and comprehensive index allows comparison of the treatment of specific themes by different figures. This authoritative and accessible guide will appeal to students of history and literature as well as specialist theologians.
|The Cambridge Companion to Postmodern Theology (Cambridge Companions to Religion)
by Kevin J Vanhoozer
Postmodernity allows for no absolutes and no essence. Yet theology is concerned with the absolute, the essential. How then does theology sit within postmodernity? Is postmodern theology possible, or is such a concept a contradiction in terms? Should theology bother about postmodernism or just get on with its own thing? Can it? Theologians have responded in many different ways to the challenges posed by theories of postmodernity. In this introductory guide to a complex area, editor Kevin J. Vanhoozer addresses the issue head on in a lively survey of what 'talk about God' might mean in a postmodern age, and vice versa. The book then offers examples of different types of contemporary theology in relation to postmodernity, while the second part examines the key Christian doctrines in postmodern perspective. Leading theologians contribute to this clear and informative Companion, which no student of theology should be without.
|The Cambridge Companion to the Roman Republic
The Cambridge Companion to the Roman Republic examines many aspects of Roman history and civilizationfrom 509 to 49 B.C. The key development of the republican period was Rome's rise from a small city to a wealthy metropolis and international capital of an extensive Mediterranean empire. These centuries produced the classic republican political system and the growth of a world empire. They also witnessed the ultimate disintergration of this system under the relentless pressure of internal dissension and the boundless ambition of its leading politicians. In this volume, distinguished European and American scholars present a variety of lively current approachers to understanding the political, military, and social aspects of Roman history as well as its literary and visual culture. Designed to be accessible to the general reader and to students, this book will invite further exploration of vital formative period of Roman history and its later influence.
|The Cambridge Companion to Abelard
Peter Abelard (1079-1142) is one of the greatest philosophers of the medieval period. Although best known for his views about universals and his dramatic love affair with Heloise, he made a number of important contributions in metaphysics, logic, philosophy of language, mind and cognition, philosophical theology, ethics, and literature. The essays in this volume survey the entire range of Abelard's thought, and examine his overall achievement in its intellectual and historical context. They also trace Abelard's influence on later thought and his relevance to philosophical debates today.