Heresy: A History of Defending the Truth by Alister McGrathHeresy: A History of Defending the Truth by Alister McGrath

Heresy: A History of Defending the Truth

byAlister McGrath

Paperback | November 2, 2010

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Why the Church must defend the truth.

Our ongoing fascination with alternative Christianities is ondisplay every time a never-before-seen gospel text is revealed,an archaeological discovery about Jesus makes front-page news, or anew work of fiction challenges the very foundations of the church.Now, in a timely corrective to this trend, renowned church historianAlister McGrath examines the history of subversive ideas, overturningcommon misconceptions that heresy is somehow more spiritual orliberating than traditional dogma. In so doing, he presents a powerful,compassionate orthodoxy that will equip the church to meet thechallenge from renewed forms of heresy today.

Alister E. McGrath is a 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, includingChristianity's Dangerous Idea,...
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Title:Heresy: A History of Defending the TruthFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.65 inPublished:November 2, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061998990

ISBN - 13:9780061998997

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