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The Word Made Flesh: A History of Christian Thought

The Word Made Flesh: A History of Christian Thought

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Overview

This outstanding textbook offers an original history of Christian thought, asking what it has meant over the centuries to participate in the religion of the Word made flesh.

  • Traces Christian ideas, conversations, experiences and practices from the first century through to the dawn of modernity at the end of the eighteenth century.
  • Presents an inclusive history, considering the critical roles of women and religious ‘others’– dissenting Christians, Jews and Muslims – in shaping Christian thought.
  • Sets Christian ideas in the context of conversations, controversies and concrete circumstances.
  • Demonstrates the importance of liturgical and devotional exercises to the practice of Christianity.
  • Treats words, images, music and architecture all as primary evidence of Christian traditions.
  • Is accompanied by a CD Rom containing hundreds of visuals to support the theories and examples discussed throughout the volume.

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