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What Is Christianity?: An Introduction to the Christian Religion
     

What Is Christianity?: An Introduction to the Christian Religion

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by Gail Ramshaw
 

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ISBN-10: 0800698193

ISBN-13: 9780800698195

Pub. Date: 07/01/2013

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers

With over twenty years in the classroom, Gail Ramshaw frames this new introduction to Christianity survey text around the basic questions students ask.

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With over twenty years in the classroom, Gail Ramshaw frames this new introduction to Christianity survey text around the basic questions students ask.

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ISBN-13:
9780800698195
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
07/01/2013
Pages:
300
Sales rank:
673,517
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction: Why study Christianity? 1

1 Why is the Bible central to Christianity? 9

2 What do Christians believe about God? 31

3 What do Christians believe about Jesus? 51

4 What do Christians believe about the Spirit and the church? 73

5 Why does Christianity have so many denominations and spiritualities? 91

6 How do Christians worship? 119

7 How did the church develop? 141

8 What are saints? 169

9 What do Christians say about their relationship to the state? 187

10 What do Christians say about sexual issues? 207

11 What do Christians say about science? 227

12 What do Christians say about religious truth? 247

Conclusion: Why continue studying Christianity? 265

Chronology: What are some significant dates in Christian history? 271

Book List: What are some worthwhile books written by Christians? 279

Notes 281

Photo Credits 289

Index 293

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What Is Christianity?: An Introduction to the Christian Religion 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have you ever had questions about the Christian faith?  Why this is so important to some and why others regard it as nothing?  Gail Ramshaw composes a wonderful book that helps answers many questions that people have regarding the Christian faith.  Ramshaw writes in such a way, a person is easily able to understand.  In this way, he helps the reader grasp different perspectives of understanding.  Ramshaw offers countless definitions to clarify what the meaning of each word is as they are typically used within the church.   This book provides great insight for anyone who is part of the Christian faith, helping them understand more about the gathering of the books that make up the Bible.  Ramshaw discusses the different denominations that have formed, and the roots to our modern church.  This book would be ideal for any college course looking at the topics that are covered.  I could see great potential in a high school study or adult education opportunities within the church.  At the end of each chapter, Ramshaw offers suggestions for discussion and for further learning to take place among those who are reading the book.   Ramshaw gives the Christian voice a clear and easily understood insight into the history of the church.  While the book offers the reader a good picture of the great movements, Ramshaw includes many references for the reader to go and explore more about the topic.   I would highly recommend this book to anyone hoping to learn more about Christianity.