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Christian Understandings

"The Christian Understandings series gives readers the full narrative arc of over twenty centuries of Christian reflection on essential and timeless topics such as creation, sin, grace, and Christ. Authored by experts, each of these brief, accessible volumes offers an overview of the decisive questions, the essential personalities, the key turning points, and the contours of the tradition." — Denis R. Janz, series editor


Christian Understandings of Christ: The Historical Trajectory
David H. Jensen (Author), Denis R. Janz (Editor)
Release date: April 2, 2019

David Jensen offers an engaging tour through more than two millennia of thought on Christ. From the earliest portrayals to contemporary Christologies, Jensen outlines the ...

Christian Understandings of Creation
Denis Edwards (Author)
Release date: November 1, 2017

Throughout the two-thousand-year span of Christian history, believers in Jesus have sought to articulate their faith and their understanding of how God works in the ...

Christian Understandings of the Trinity: The Historical Trajectory
Release date: June 15, 2017

In this creative approach to the doctrine of the Trinity, author Veli- Matti Kärkkäinen focuses on keeping a dynamic balance between the intellectual-doctrinal and spiritual-charismatic approaches as ...

Christian Understandings of the Future: The Historical Trajectory
Amy Frykholm (Author)
Release date: October 1, 2016

With engaging sketches of the book of Daniel to contemporary America, Amy Frykholm offers a tour through more than two millennia of Christian thought on the future. Frykholm outlines the enduring fascination believers have had for future events and the myriad ways they have articulated their beliefs about what the future holds.

Christian Understandings of Evil: The Historical Trajectory
Release date: October 1, 2016

Charlene Burns offers a brief but thorough tour through more than two millennia of thought on the nature of evil. Starting with the contexts of the Hebrew Bible and moving forward, Burns outlines the many ways that Christian thought has attempted to deal with the reality of evil and suffering.