Christianity: An Introduction / Edition 2

Christianity: An Introduction / Edition 2

by Alister E. McGrath
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405108991

ISBN-13: 9781405108997

Pub. Date: 01/28/2006

Publisher: Wiley

This popular, extensively revised textbook by Alister McGrath is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand the dynamics of the world’s largest religion and offers a lively, jargon-free introduction to Christianity. With material ranging from biblical sources, to diverse Christian traditions, to Christianity in the modern world, this classic work by a

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This popular, extensively revised textbook by Alister McGrath is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand the dynamics of the world’s largest religion and offers a lively, jargon-free introduction to Christianity. With material ranging from biblical sources, to diverse Christian traditions, to Christianity in the modern world, this classic work by a leading theologian provides a comprehensive foundation to the subject. Key features include:

  • An introduction to biblical sources and discussion of the central figure of Jesus.
  • Comprehensive discussions of Christian theology, the history of Christianity from its origins to the present day, and Christianity in the modern world.
  • Increased focus on Christianity as a lived experience.
  • Expanded coverage of contemporary issues, non-Western Christianity, globalization and women.
  • Accessible and student-friendly design, including numerous illustrations.

Written in a clear and engaging style, the book encourages lateral thinking in students of all levels and includes suggestions for further reading and a glossary of Christian terms.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405108997
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.84(d)

Table of Contents

1Jesus of Nazareth4
2Introducing the Bible36
3The Old Testament57
4The New Testament84
5The background to Christian belief100
6A brief outline of core Christian beliefs114
7A brief history of Christianity171
8Christianity : a global view251
9The life of faith : encountering Christianity as a lived reality289

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