Christianity: An Introduction

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John Wiley & Sons, 2006 M02 13 - 379 páginas
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.
 

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Plates
1
Introducing the Bible 3 6
36
The Old Testament
57
The New Testament 84
The Background to Christian Belief 100
A Brief Outline of Core Christian Beliefs 114
Humanity 133
A Brief History of Christianity 171
A Global View 251
Encountering Christianity as a Lived Reality 289
A Glossary of Christian Terms 346
Further Reading 353
KC viii
Index 361
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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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