The medieval period is marked by many complexities. The theologians and major thinkers time developed their thought in complicated ways, giving rise to the term scholasticism, which the method of learning associated with the great schools of the period. Theology was the center thought, and finding one's way through the many and complex theological ideas introduced this era can be very difficult. This accessible reference work provides an extensive guide to the main theological features theology. Author James Ginther provides clear and compelling discussions of major Christian thinkers, socio-cultural developments, and key terms and concepts related to the period. Both students scholars will find this an eminently useful resource for the study of medieval theology.