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Mere Theology


SPCK 2010

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Alister McGrath explores how the great tradition of Christian theological reflection can enrich our faith and deepen our engagement with the concerns and debates of the world around us. Part 1 of this exhilarating volume looks at the purpose, place, and relevance of Christian theology. Part 2 deals with the relation of the natural sciences and faith. Here the core arguments of recent atheist writers are critically examined, including their demand for a ‘New Enlightenment.’ In short, Mere Theology addresses matters of real importance for Christian life and thought. It will prove both encouraging and stimulating to all those concerned with developing a ‘discipleship of the mind.’

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Key Features

  • Provides an intellectual defense of the place of theology in Christian life
  • Encourages those interested in developing discipleship of the mind
  • Assesses matters of significant importance to Christian life and thought


  • Part 1: The Purpose, Place and Relevance of Christian Theology
    • Mere Theology: The Landscape of Faith (1)
    • Mere Theology: The Landscape of Faith (2)
    • The Gospel and the Transformation of Reality: George Herbert’s ‘The Elixir’
    • The Cross, Suffering, and Theological Bewilderment: Reflections on Martin Luther and C. S. Lewis
    • The Theater of the Glory of God: A Christian View of Nature
    • The Tapestry of Faith: Theology and Apologetics
  • Part 2: Engaging with Our Culture
    • The Natural Sciences : Friends or Foes of Faith?
    • Religious and Scientific Faith: The Case of Charles Darwin’s The Origin of the Species
    • Augustine of Hippo on Creation and Evolution
    • Does Religion Poison Everything? The New Atheism and Religious Belief
    • Atheism and the Enlightenment: Reflections on the Intellectual Roots of the New Atheism

Product Details

  • Title: Mere Theology
  • Author: Alister McGrath
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 176

About Alister E. 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.