By Patrick W. Carey
The final 20 centuries of Christian heritage have witnessed the emergence of various theological traditions. lots of those traditions this day have fairly minor value, whereas others stay a colourful a part of modern non secular tradition. And whereas a few theologians, comparable to Martin Luther, Thomas Aquinas, and John Calvin, are really renowned, others became extra vague. This reference offers alphabetically prepared entries for greater than 450 Christian theologians from antiquity to the shut of the 20 th century. Entries are limited to theologians who died prior to 1994, while this undertaking used to be began. integrated are profiles for an important and consultant theologians from the Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant traditions, with distinct cognizance to theologians of the English-speaking world.
The quantity covers these members whose paintings used to be essentially in systematic and non secular theology, or church historians whose paintings was once mainly theological. every time attainable, each one access presents uncomplicated biographical info, a quick account of the person's schooling and occupation, and a precis of the individual's most crucial contributions to theology. The entries diversity in size from 250 to 2,000 phrases, counting on the importance of the theologian's paintings. every one access closes with a bibliography of fundamental and secondary resources, whereas the quantity concludes with a particular, common bibliography.