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Christian Theologies of the Sacraments: A Comparative Introduction

Justin S. Holcomb and David A. Johnson


This book introduces the reader to the great variety of distinctive interpretations within the Christian tradition regarding theologies of sacraments, distinctive interpretations expressed by a wide range of Christian theologians. Augustine of Hippo’s familiar and succinct definition of a sacrament as being “an outward and visible sign of an inward and invisible grace” is one upon which many Christians agree. However, throughout church history there has been little agreement about the means by which this grace is given and received in the sacraments. In this book the phrase “theologies of the ... More

Keywords: sacrament, grace, theology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780814724323
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814724323.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Justin S. Holcomb, editor
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

David A. Johnson, editor

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Front Matter


Justin S. Holcomb and David A. Johnson

Part I Patristic and Medieval

2 St. Basil the Great

Jacob N. Van Sickle

3 St. Augustine of Hippo

Thomas L. Humphries, Jr.

4 Peter Lombard

Philipp W. Rosemann

6 John Duns Scotus

Richard Cross

Part II Reformation and Catholic Counter-Reformation

8 Martin Luther

Robert Kolb

9 Huldrych Zwingli

Bruce Gordon

10 Menno Simons

Scot Mcknight

11 John Calvin

Randall C. Zachman

12 Thomas Cranmer

Ashley Null

13 The Catholic Reform

Donald S. Prudlo

Part III Eighteenth to Twenty-First Centuries

15 John and Charles Wesley

Paul W. Chilcote

17 Karl Barth

John Yocum

19 Feminism and Womanism

Mary Veeneman

20 Liberation Theology

Mario I. Aguilar