Historical Theology

Marx, Marxism and Theology

By Christopher Brittain

Christopher Brittain discusses how Karl Marx developed his philosophy, looking at its impact on theology and history.

Karl Marx was a German philosopher, economist and historian. He lived for most of his life in England and collaborated with German thinker Friedrich Engels. His most famous works are The Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital. He argues that the process of historical materialism will culminate in socialism as the most efficient way of ordering society for the production of goods necessary for survival. He viewed religion as 'the opium of the people' and 'the sigh of the oppressed creature...heart of a heartless world...soul of soulless conditions.'

Modern Theology

By David Ford

David Ford discusses the way that theology has developed significantly over the past 100 years.

The Scientific Revolution of the Middle Ages and Galileo's Contribution

By James Hannam

James Hannam discusses the Scientific Revolution that happened during the Middle Ages and the contribution that Galileo made along with the Church's resistance. He also discusses Galileo's efforts to progress the assertions of Nicolaus Copernicus, a Renaissance-era mathematician and astronomer who formulated a model of the universe that the earth revolved around the sun.

Galileo Galilei was an Italian astronomer and physicist. He was highly controversial and argued for free enquiry and expression at a time when the church was very cautious about challenge. He was eventually condemned by the Roman Inquisition, ostensibly for his support of Copernican ideas about the cosmos, but perhaps also for his atomist theory of matter, which threatened notions of transubstantiation.

Justin Martyr

By Andrew Hayes

Andrew Hayes discusses Justin Martyr.

The Distinctive Characteristics of Evangelicalism and its Growth

By David Hilborn

David Hilborn discusses the distinctive characteristics of Evangelicalism and its origins and growth. He explores the importance of the Protestant Reformation, Puritanism, Pietism and the religious revivals.

Postmodern Philosophy and Faith

By Tim Hull, William Lane Craig

Tim Hull and William Lane Craig discuss the significance of postmodern philosophy for theology today.

Byzantine Theology. Part 2.

By Andrew Louth

Andrew Louth continues his discussion of Byzantine theology.

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