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Documents of the Christian Church, 4th Edition
This selection of writings from the most important moments in the history of Christianity has become established as a classic reference work, providing insights into 2000 years of Christian theological and political debate.
While retaining the original material selected by Henry Bettenson, Chris Maunder has added a substantial section of more recent writings. These illustrate the Second Vatican Council; the theologies of liberation; Church and State from 'Thatcher's Britain' to Communist Eastern Europe; Black, feminist, and ecological theology; ecumenism; and inter-faith dialogue. The emphasis on moral debate in the contemporary churches is reflected in selections discussing questions about homosexuality, divorce, AIDS, and in-vitro fertilization, amongst other issues.
This further expanded fourth edition brings the anthology up-to-date with a new section looking at issues facing the twenty-first century churches. This includes extracts exploring the churches' responses to questions of social justice, international politics, trade and debt, environmental change, and technological development. New material also covers the global growth of Christianity, the progress of Christian unity, and mission in multi-faith and postmodern societies.
Best-selling anthology covering 2,000 years of Christian theological and political debate
Arranged chronologically and thematically for ease of use
An ideal introduction to the key primary sources for the study both of church history and of the global Church today
New material on twentieth-century church history added to Sections 14-17.
Addition of Section 18 addressing issues facing the twenty-first century churches. Content includes material on the following topics: the global growth of Christianity; global poverty; the economy, trade, and debt; social justice ;migration; disability; domestic violence and child abuse; addiction; climate change; tension between the 'West' and the 'Middle East'; mission in a multi-faith society; mission in a postmodern society; genetic engineering; the internet; progress on Christian unity; and the unity of the Anglican Communion.
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