9781405108997

Christianity: An Introduction

McGrath, Alister E.

ISBN 10: 1405108991 / 1-4051-0899-1
ISBN 13: 9781405108997
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
Publication Date: 2006
Binding: Softcover
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Synopsis:
The new edition of this popular textbook by leading theologian, Alister E. McGrath, will be essential reading for anyone wanting to understand the dynamics of the world’s largest religion. Fully revised to include greater coverage of the Catholic perspective, contemporary issues, non-Western Christianity, globalization and women, this is a truly comprehensive, lively, and jargon-free introduction to Christianity.

  • Written for beginners to this subject, and assumes no knowledge of Christian beliefs or practices.
  • Includes an introduction to biblical sources and discussion of the central figure of Jesus.
  • Features comprehensive discussions of Christian theology, the history of Christianity from its origins to the present day, and Christianity in the modern world.
  • Increases coverage of contemporary issues, the Catholic perspective, non-Western Christianity, globalization and women
  • Contains accessible and student-friendly features, including numerous illustrations, suggestions for further reading, a glossary of Christian terms, and brief readings from illustrative Christian sources.

Review:
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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