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Book Title: The Breeze of the Centuries: Introducing Great Theologians — From the Apostolic Fathers to Aquinas|
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The author of the book: Michael Reeves
Edition: InterVarsity Press
Date of issue: January 15th 2010
ISBN 13: 9781844744152
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 8.91 MB
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Short, exciting, informative, and 'jargon-less'.
Reeves challenges modern Christians to think twice before taking centuries of theological thought for granted. He introduces us to theologians most of us always wanted to read about (until we discovered how big a tome we'd have to read!). The layout is simple and effective in highlighting relevant (and even curious) facts about the life and work of each author. Each section starts with a short biography coupled with some background information, which is then followed by a snappy survey of important works, and ends with a short 'further reading' section.
Now, one would expect each section to be packed with theologically-loaded words since the whole book is only 145 pages; but the layman need not fear, the lack of jargon makes the book more enjoyable and accessible to those who are unfamiliar with each discussion. In addition, Michael points out what struggles we have in common with each author as well as in what way their ideas can be applied to problems we still face today; he says, "from other centuries we receive an enrichment we could never have through mere feeding on ourselves" (p.9), and is faithful to instil that perspective in his readers.
The only two things a student may miss throughout the book are: (1) a brief glossary; and (2) study questions. However, a case could easily be made that, though beneficial, these would actually make the book too bulky and would, therefore, go against its user-friendly layout and approachable length.
Overall, this is a fantastic read and a great introduction to these great thinkers - especially for those interested in how the past influenced (and influences) the present in many regards.
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