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Gathering Interest
T&T Clark Studies in Systematic Theology (6 vols.)
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Overview

This collection of books from T&T Clark provides a comprehensive introduction to systematic theology as a whole as well as several focused and accessible volumes on central topics in the field. Anthony Towey’s An Introduction to Christian Theology provides an extensive overview of Christian theology—both its history and trajectory. In Rethinking Trinitarian Theology, a team of leading scholars offer probing essays that present the development of Trinitarian theology, analyze current controversies on the subject, and present prospects for future research and dialogue. This collection also includes the new edition of Walter Kasper’s classic work on Christology, Jesus the Christ. Volumes on justification and sin from the Guides for the Perplexed series offer clear, concise, and accessible introductions to the most important thinkers and writers on these especially challenging subjects.

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Key Features

  • Comprehensive overview of the history and present state of Christian theology
  • Focused studies on some of the most important topics in systematic theology
  • The new edition of Walter Kasper’s classic work on Christology

Individual Titles

An Introduction to Christian Theology

  • Author: Anthony Towey
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 560

There has long been a need for a comprehensive but truly introductory single-authored textbook in theology. By introducing the reader to the biblical, doctrinal, and contemporary dimensions of Christianity with the help of illustrated examples from selected primary texts, the book will provide an excellent grounding in theology for both students of the discipline and the general reader. The work explores key tools for the scientific study of theology, endeavoring both to affirm the rationale behind Christian thinking and to familiarize the reader with significant contrary positions. The solid foundations in biblical theology and hermeneutics given in the book will enable students to read Judeo-Christian Scripture intelligently. Towey discusses the nature of the New Testament and the testimonies regarding Jesus Christ in particular. He also discusses what many understand to be the emergence of doctrinal orthodoxy and the later disagreements which have shaped contemporary Christianity in its dialogue with postmodernity.

Look no further, students of Christian theology. In one volume, Anthony Towey offers a masterful guide to Christianity from its biblical beginnings to its post-modern present. Prepare to encounter people, events, and ideas that have sealed fates, shaped history, and stirred the hearts and minds of generations. Learn about the exciting issues being discussed in the subject today and discover why theology remains such an intellectually rewarding and emotionally charged subject. With erudition, enthusiasm, and humor, Anthony Towey has produced that rare thing: a compendium of Christian theology to make the brain hum and the heart sing.

Julie Clague, lecturer in Catholic theology, University of Glasgow

Towey writes engagingly. He refreshingly takes the student of theology into areas that will allow them to sense the richness, complexity, problems, and wonders of the Christian tradition.

Gavin D’Costa, professor of Catholic theology, University of Bristol

Anthony Towey has spent over 20 years teaching and lecturing in theology at every level. A skilled communicator, he is a former academic tutor of the English College in Rome and currently head of the School of Theology, Philosophy, and History at St. Mary’s University College in London.

Rethinking Trinitarian Theology: Disputed Questions and Contemporary Issues in Trinitarian Theology

  • Editors: Giulio Maspero and Robert J. Wozniak
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 512

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The goal of this volume is to present the most important topics and paradigms in modern Trinitarian theology. The essays offer a comprehensive guide to the development of Trinitarianism and a taxonomy of contemporary approaches. In addition to describing the historical development of Trinitarian theology up to the modern age, these essays also point forward and encourage development in the main areas and issues of this subject.

This volume assembles a star-cast of international scholars—Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant—to reflect on current transformations in Trinitarian theology and to assess the implications of these debates for church and society. Precisely because the contributors manifestly do not agree on some central areas of contention, the volume catches a moment of significant theological transition and provides an invaluable resource for ecumenical debate, discussion, and teaching. The editors are to be congratulated on their choice of materials.

—Sarah Coakley, Norris-Hulse Professor of Divinity, University of Cambridge

Trinitarian theology has been a major area of creative and controversial debate in recent decades. The editors have done a great job bringing together essays from leading contributors to this debate to create a unique tool for all those who need information about the current state of the discussion. The selection is judicious and takes into account the various disciplinary and confessional angles from which the topic has been approached. As well as providing an expert overview of where we are at the moment, the book is thus likely to serve as the starting point for further explorations in this field.

—Johannes Zachhuber, faculty of theology, University of Oxford

Giulio Maspero is associate professor of systematic theology at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome.

Robert J. Wozniak is associate professor of systematic theology at the Pontifical Academy of Theology in Kraków.

Jesus the Christ: New Edition

  • Author:  Walter Kasper
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 304

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This reissue of Kasper’s major work includes a brilliant new introduction surveying recent developments in Christology. Kasper assesses the Christological enterprise in the Church from the earliest to the most recent times in this classic work. As Karl Rahner has said, “This book is ‘modern’ in the very best sense of the word. Synthesizing biblical, philosophical, and traditional material, the book remains essential reading for specialists and is used widely for courses on Christology—the very basis of Christian theology itself.”

This reissue . . . will still be found an essential text for theologians and priests.

The Irish Times

Walter Kasper is a Cardinal in the Roman Catholic Church and president emeritus of The Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.

Justification: A Guide for the Perplexed

  • Author: Alan J. Spence
  • Series: Guides for the Perplexed
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 184

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This volume provides an upper-level introduction to the doctrine of justification—the doctrine so central to the Apostle Paul in the first century, Augustine in the fourth century, the Reformers in the sixteenth century, and which continues to be of utmost importance in the contemporary church. The core of the book is a historical survey of the doctrine of justification as it has developed within the Western church. The focus is on a number of principal theologians with reference also made to their peers and followers. After the historical theological survey, Spence offers a clear examination of the Pauline texts on justification. The conclusion considers what part the doctrine of justification can have within a modern worldview in which the concept of divine judgment has generally been marginalized.

Alan Spence has written a characteristically clear, carefully plotted, and even-handed overview of some of the major developments and debates on the doctrine of justification. This is no mean achievement, given the importance and complexity of that debate, and the passions it has excited. The result is a volume that will commend itself to a wide range of readers.

Oliver Crisp, professor of systematic theology, Fuller Seminary

In this thoughtful and useful book, Alan Spence sets forth a classical Reformed understanding of the doctrine of justification that is suited for readers today. He seeks to retrieve the central message of the Reformation for a new generation and in the face of recent theological developments that seem to be moving in another direction. Even readers who may disagree with him here and there will be grateful for this highly stimulating and accessible introductory work.

George Hunsinger, Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton Theological Seminary

Alan J. Spence has been a teacher in Harare, an evangelist in the South African townships, a human rights advocate in Zimbabwe, and Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Southern Africa. He is now a minister in the United Reformed Church in Nottingham.

Sin: A Guide for the Perplexed

  • Author: Derek R. Nelson
  • Series: Guides for the Perplexed
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 168

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Christianity concerns itself with salvation. But salvation implies something from which one must be saved, just as reconciliation implies an estrangement and redemption a loss. The classical theological term for the problem to which salvation is the solution is “sin.” Interpreting the meaning of sin, however, has become difficult for two reasons: sin has become a taboo subject in popular discourse and has acquired an extremely broad meaning in recent theology.

Sin: A Guide for the Perplexed is intended as a mid-level, comprehensive introduction to the notion of sin and its significance for Christian theology. Nelson situates and interprets biblical material on sin, and then offers a lucid history of the doctrine. He elucidates Augustine’s conception of original sin and defends it against its many caricatures. Special attention is paid to sin as an ordinary, yet highly interruptive, phenomenon in the lives of individuals. This is supplemented by a careful look at the non-individualistic dimensions of sin, and an appreciation of how sin relates to other key theological commitments.

It takes not only a searching mind but also a good sense of wit to write intelligibly about sin from a Christian perspective. In this excellent primer on sin, Derek R. Nelson accomplishes both goals. His typologies of old and modern classics are revealing, but Nelson also knows that talk about sin is only good news if God comes into picture. Rich in examples, his analysis of the many sin-nonyms of sin is particularly penetrating.

—Niels Henrik Gregersen, professor of systematic theology, Copenhagen University, Denmark

It is an odd fact that the language of sin is widely used in contemporary cultures and yet also widely misunderstood. Derek Nelson’s book, Sin: A Guide for the Perplexed, helpfully address this situation by deftly showing the indispensable contribution Christian theology makes to clarifying sin as a moral vocabulary and also perplexity about sin. Learned and yet artfully written, this book is an aid to anyone interested in the evil that stalks human life and the Christian response to it. This book deserves careful reading.

—William Schweiker, Edward L. Ryerson Distinguished Service Professor of Theological Ethics, University of Chicago

Derek Nelson is assistant professor of religion and codirector of the Thiel Global Institute at Thiel College in Greenville, Pennsylvania.

On Animals, Volume I: Systematic Theology

  • Author: David Clough
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 240

In this volume, author David Clough presents the relationship between animals and the Christian tradition under the doctrinal headings of creation, reconciliation, and redemption, and engages in a dialogue with the Bible and theological voices central to the tradition. Clough argues that modern anthropocentric assumptions ought to be challenged and calls for a transformation in our thinking by reconsidering other animals and their place in God’s creation.

A mix of constructive theology and critical doctrinal survey.

Anglican Theology Review

I am neither a Christian nor a theologian, but anyone concerned about human mistreatment of animals will hope that Clough’s view prevails among Christians.

—Peter Singer, Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics, Princeton University

David L. Clough is professor of theological ethics and head of theology and religious studies at the University of Chester in the UK. He coedited Animals as Religious Subjects: Transdisciplinary Subjects and Creaturely Theology: On God, Humans, and Animals, and the author of Ethics in Crisis: Interpreting Barth’s Ethics and Faith and Force: A Christian Debate about War.

Product Details

  • Title: T&T Clark Studies in Systematic Theology
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Volumes: 6
  • Pages: 1,968