Exploring Christian Heritage
A Reader in History and Theology
468 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in
- Published: December 2017
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 greatest strength of this excellent resource is the diversity of its sources. Not only are the standards included, but it provides a great variety of lesser known but necessary voices from the margin.~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, Associate Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences and Charles B. Howard Professor 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.~Theological Book Review