The folks from Zondervan cooked up something a little extra-special for the holidays this year!
Finding the perfect gift for someone involved in theological disciplines can be tough. Sure, buying them a book or two is nice. But who can tell whether or not those books will simply become the next indistinguishable title on their already stuffed book shelves? This year, try something that will get a laugh, that will make them smile, something they won’t ever forget!
Zondervan’s collection of nearly 300 cards makes learning about Christianity’s most notable figures both informative and fun! The set includes theologians, mystics, ministers, missionaries, evangelists and, yes, heretics from all across church history and from every theological/ecclesiastical tradition.
The front of each card contains a photo of the theologian, the theologian’s name, and the “team” name and the colors of the team to which they have been assigned. Super-gloss covering and thick-stock paper make the cards durable and ideal for heavy usage or as collectibles.
The back of each card features a brief biography, a short statement about the theologian’s significance, and a very brief summary of their most influential works.
There are 15 teams, each representing a particular theological tradition or historical era. For example, Martin Luther and Dietrich Bonhoeffer both “play” for the Wittenberg Whistle Blowers, appropriately reflecting both Luther’s Reformation and Bonhoeffer’s political resistance to the Third Reich. The set also includes–awesomely–a team for philosophers named the Athens Metaphysicians and includes luminaries such as Aristotle, Immanuel Kant, and Hand George Gadamer.
Whether the student or teacher in your life wants to quiz themselves, teach a class, or just wants to make church history and theology more fun, this set will make that happen! Useful as educational tools, the cards are sure to help teachers of all types bring the church’s history to life while providing succinct but accurate information. So if you are looking for something a little different, but one your theologian, pastor, scholar, or student will love, Zondervan’s Theologian Trading Cards set is sure to please.
Cards will arrive soon. Be sure to reserve your set, in time for Christmas, today!