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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.

About the Author:

Alister E. McGrath is Professor of Historical Theology at Oxford University. He is a world-renowned theologian, and the author of numerous titles available through Blackwell Publishing, including Dawkins’ God (2005), Theology: The Basics (2004), A Brief History of Heaven (2003), Christian Theology: An Introduction 3rd edition (2001), The Christian Theology Reader 2nd edition (2001), and Historical Theology (1998). He is also the author of In the Beginning: The Story of the King James Bible (2001) and The Twilight of Atheism (2004).

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