Iustitia Dei: A History of the Christian Doctrine of Justification by Alister E. McGrathIustitia Dei: A History of the Christian Doctrine of Justification by Alister E. McGrath

Iustitia Dei: A History of the Christian Doctrine of Justification

byAlister E. McGrath

Paperback | June 13, 2005

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The Christian doctrine of justification continues to be of major importance in modern ecumenical discussions. In fact, this book became the leading reference work on the subject after its initial publication in 1986. This third edition thoroughly updates previous editions by adding new material and responding to the latest developments in scholarly literature. The volume's many acclaimed features include a detailed assessment of the semantic background of the concept in the ancient Near East, a thorough examination of the doctrine of the medieval period, and especially careful analysis of its development during the critical years of the sixteenth century.
Alister E. McGrath is Professor of Historical Theology at the University of Oxford. His many publications include Christian Theology: An Introduction, 3rd Edition (2001).
Title:Iustitia Dei: A History of the Christian Doctrine of JustificationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.02 inPublished:June 13, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521533899

ISBN - 13:9780521533898


Table of Contents

Preface; List of abbreviations; 1. Justification: the emergence of a concept; 2. The Middle Ages: the consolidation of the doctrine; 3. Protestantism: the Reformation debates on justification; 4. Catholicism: the Council of Trent on justification; 5. The modern period; Glossary of medieval soteriological terms; Bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"No seminary, divinity school or graduate research library should be without this contribution to scholarly interpretation of the historical and theological aspects of the doctrine of justification..." Mary Potter Engel, Religious Studies