Anglican belief and practice allows that God communicates through his Word as well as through the beauty of his works. The trick, of course, is to keep the two sources of communication in balance. Nowhere is this balance better struck than in the writings of the atheist-turned-Anglican-clergyman Alister McGrath. McGrath takes Scripture very seriously as an unshakable source of truth for belief. At the same time, McGrath recognizes that God also communicates through art and literature. McGrath draws on these two different sources to teach us more about God and about how to live in light of what he has communicated. McGrath also offers a thoroughgoing defense of God’s existence, again drawing not only evidence from Scripture but from the beauty of creation.
This essential reference opens with an analysis of the evolution of Anglican theology in six major regions of the world. The second part of the book contains descriptions of nearly 100 Anglican theologians.
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- Surveys the heritage of Anglican theology
- Discusses how reconstruction and reformation will need to engage with Anglican heritage
- Analyzes nearly 100 Anglican theologians
- Part 1: A Regional Survey of Anglican Theology
- Great Britain
- United States of America
- New Zealand and Polynesia
- South Africa
- South Asia
- East Africa
- Part 2: A Survey of Anglican Theologians
- Title: SPCK Handbook of Anglican Theologians
- Author: Alister McGrath
- Publisher: SPCK
- Publication Date: 1998
- Pages: 304
About Alister McGrath
Alister E. McGrath is an historian, biochemist, and Christian theologian born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. A longtime professor at Oxford University, he now holds the chair in theology, ministry, and education at the University of London. He is the author of several books on theology and history, including Christianity’s Dangerous Idea, In the Beginning, and The Twilight of Atheism. He lives in Oxford, England, and lectures regularly in the United States.