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Iustitia Dei
A History of the Christian Doctrine of Justification

3rd Edition

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  • Date Published: June 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521533898

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  • The Christian doctrine of justification continues to be of major importance in modern ecumenical discussions. In fact, this book became the leading reference work on the subject after its initial publication in 1986. This third edition thoroughly updates previous editions by adding new material and responding to the latest developments in scholarly literature. The volume's many acclaimed features include a detailed assessment of the semantic background of the concept in the ancient Near East, a thorough examination of the doctrine of the medieval period, and especially careful analysis of its development during the critical years of the sixteenth century.

    • A study of the development of this seminal Christian doctrine
    • Written by one of the world's best-known Christian theologians
    • An updated and expanded version of a well-respected and widely known text
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    "... a fine, clearly-written account of the present state of scholarship on the development of the doctrine of Justification up to the Reformation." Choice

    "A more than ordinarily useful scholarly tool...With an admirable economy of expression that brooks no loss of clarity, McGrath provides skillful introductions to notoriously difficult and controverted positions, both historical and theological...A book the clarity of conciseness and utility of whose expositions cannot be conveyed in a review." Guy Mansini, Theological Studies

    "No seminary, divinity school or graduate research library should be without this contribution to scholarly interpretation of the historical and theological aspects of the doctrine of justification..." Mary Potter Engel, Religious Studies

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    Product details

    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Date Published: June 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521533898
    • length: 464 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 154 x 28 mm
    • weight: 0.72kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of abbreviations
    1. Justification: the emergence of a concept
    2. The Middle Ages: the consolidation of the doctrine
    3. Protestantism: the Reformation debates on justification
    4. Catholicism: the Council of Trent on justification
    5. The modern period
    Glossary of medieval soteriological terms

  • Author

    Alister E. McGrath, University of Oxford
    Alister E. McGrath is Professor of Historical Theology at the University of Oxford. His many publications include Christian Theology: An Introduction, 3rd Edition (2001).

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