Readings in Historical Theology provides direct interaction with sixty-six primary sources that have shaped the theological landscape of Christianity. Robert F. Lay has selected readings for this historical theology textbook from the Old Testament up to the modern period, including: - Ancient creeds, catechisms, and confessions - Ancient apologetics, such as the writings of Justin Martyr and Augustine - Writings on faith and learning by Origin, Thomas Aquinas, and others - Church and church council documents - Writings from the monastic tradition, including works by Jerome - Reformation theses, catechisms, and confessions - Writings of the protestant reformers, including Martin Luther and John Calvin - Writings of the Great Awakening, including works by Jonathan Edwards, George Whitefield, and others - Writings on Christian nurture and hermeneutics, including John Wesley and Horace Bushnell Along the way the author provides introductions to the readings, and guided questions in most readings, as well. The selections are arranged thematically, and chronologically within each theme. A CD containing more than fifty additional readings is included at the end of the book.
Robert F. Lay is professor of Christian educational ministries and university archivist at Taylor University. He specializes in Christian educational theory, philosophy, and history and is a member of the North American Professors of Christian Education, the Evangelical Theological Society, the American Society of Church History, and the Indiana Association of Historians.