McGrath, Alister E., 1953-

Heresy : a history of defending the truth / Alister McGrath. - 1st ed. - New York, NY : HarperOne, c2009. - vi, 282 p. ; 24 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]-270) and index.

Our love affair with heresy -- What is heresy? Faith, creeds, and the Christian Gospel ; The origins of the idea of heresy -- The roots of heresy. Diversity : the background of early heresy ; The early development of heresy ; Is there an "essence" of heresy? -- The classic heresies of Christianity. Early classic heresies : Ebionitism, Docetism, Valentinism ; Later classic heresies : Arianism, Donatism, Pelagianism -- The enduring impact of heresy. Cultural and intellectual motivations for heresy ; Orthodoxy, heresy, and power ; Heresy and the Islamic view of Christianity ; The future of heresy.

In Heresy, McGrath explains why no heresy has ever been eradicated. Rival beliefs only go underground and resurface in different forms. --from publisher description

9780060822149 0060822147


Heresies, Christian.

BT1315.3 / .M35 2009

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