Exposing Myths About Christianity: A Guide to Answering 145 Viral Lies and Legends

Exposing Myths About Christianity: A Guide to Answering 145 Viral Lies and Legends

by Jeffrey Burton Russell

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Exposing Myths About Christianity: A Guide to Answering 145 Viral Lies and Legends by Jeffrey Burton Russell

Renowned historian, Jeffrey Burton Russell, famous for his studies of medieval history, turns to the serious questions that confront Christianity in contemporary culture. Russell examines a wide array of common mispercerptions, characterizations, stereotypes, caricatures and outright myths about Christianity that circulate heavily within today's society, and are even believed by many Christians. In a succinct and engaging manner, Russell discusses these errors and provides thoughtful, even-handed, carefully researched and sharp-witted responses. The author sets the record straight against the New Atheists and other cultural critics who charge Christianity with being outdated, destructive, superstitious, unenlightened, racist, colonialist, based on fabrication, and other significant false accusations.

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ISBN-13: 9780830834662
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 06/04/2012
Pages: 370
Sales rank: 1,264,570
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Jeffrey Burton Russell (Ph.D., Emory University) was a history professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara from 1979-1998 where he is now a professor of history, emeritus. He also taught at the University of New Mexico, Harvard, University of California in Riverside, Notre Dame, and California State University, Sacramento. Russell has published numerous books and articles on his area of expertise, the history of theology. Early in his academic career, Russell was honored as a Fulbright Fellow, Harvard Junior Fellow and Guggenheim Fellow.

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