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The Word Made Flesh: A History of Christian Thought with CDROMby Margaret Ruth Miles
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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.”
The accompanying CD Rom contains over one hundred and fifty visuals to support the theories and examples discussed throughout the volume and detailed information concerning the musical selections is given at the appropriate locations to facilitate their classroom use. This superb resource will be essential for all those wanting an inclusive, accessible, and stimulating introduction to the history of Christianity.
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.
About the Author
Margaret R. Miles is Emeritus Professor of Historical Theology at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley. As Bussey Professor of Theology, she taught the history of Christian thought for 20 years at Harvard University Divinity School. Her previous books include Plotinus on Body and Beauty (Blackwell, 1999), Reading for Life (1996), Seeing and Believing (1996), Desire and Delight (1993), Practicing Christianity (1988), and Carnal Knowing (1988).
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations.
List of Maps.
Prelude: Flesh and Word.
1. The Christian Movement in the Second and Third Centuries.
2. Inclusions and Exclusions: The Fourth Century.
3. Fleshing Out the Word: Medieval Christianity East and West.
4. The Voice of the Pages: Incarnation and Hierarchy in the Medieval West.
5. Death and the Body in the Fourteenth-Century West.
6. The Suffering Body of Christ: The Fifteenth Century.
7. Re-forming the Body of Christ: The Sixteenth Century, Part I.
8. Reforming the Body of Christ: The Sixteenth Century, Part 2.
9. Rationalism and Religious Passion: The Seventeenth Century.
10. Keeping Body and Soul Together: Eighteenth-Century Christianity.
Postlude: The Word Made Flesh.
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