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Exploring Christian Heritage
A Reader in History and Theology

Edited by C. Douglas Weaver and Rady Roldán-Figueroa

Exploring Christian Heritage
Paperback, 468 pages $44.95
Published: 1st December 2017
ISBN: 9781481306980
Format: 9in x 6in

Subjects: All History, All Religious Studies, Church History

Exploring Christian Heritage provides students and teachers with a rich and substantial introduction to the texts that have shaped the Christian faith. Including works by Augustine, Aquinas, Martin Luther, John Wesley, John Calvin, and Karl Barth, among others, this collection also highlights essential movements—from the second to the twenty-first centuries—often glossed over in primary source readers. From Pentecostalism and Baptists to feminism and religious liberty movements, Exploring Christian Heritage succinctly joins together the most influential voices of Christian history and theology with those that have been forgotten and sometimes ignored.  

Now in its second edition, voices ancient and modern have been added to deepen and widen the story of Christianity in varied forms. Exploring Christian Heritage, second edition also contains additional classroom resources, including new textual introductions and over ninety new quizzes.

"The long and varied history of the church presents a dilemma for professors and students alike; the former wish to display the riches of the Christian tradition while the latter want to get to the point. Exploring Christian Heritage ably accomplishes both tasks by presenting the key ideas in primary documents from a broad representation of leading thinkers. Outside of the classroom, this book provides pastors with a wealth of sermon illustrations and laypersons with a greater sense of belonging to the larger family of God."

—Anthony Chute, Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Church History, California Baptist University, Riverside, California

"The greatest strength of this excellent resource is the diversity of its sources. Not only are the standards included, but Exploring Christian Heritage provides a great variety of lesser known but necessary voices from the margin. The more voices, the better the history."

—Loyd Allen, McAfee School of Theology, Mercer University

"Exploring Christian Heritage meets a vital need for those who teach and study church history and theology. I highly recommend this book."

—W. Glenn Jonas, Charles B. Howard Professor of Religion and Chair of the Department of Religion, Campbell University

"...a remarkably interesting and engaging collection that demonstrates the height, width, and depth of the great Christian tradition. No doubt many young readers will find fresh conversation partners for their own journeys from among this amazing set of fellow sojourners."

—Taylor Worley, Union University, Theological Book Review

C. Douglas Weaver is Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Religion and Professor of Religion at Baylor University.

Rady Roldan-Figueroa is Associate Professor of the History of Christianity and Director of Research in the School of Theology at Boston University.

Publication Details:

 Paperback , 468 pages
 9in x 6in

  REL015000, REL070000
 Baylor University Press

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