A fresh, new take on a classic bestseller
Two thousand years after the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, Christianity has a greater number of followers than any other religion in the world. Lion's Handbook of Christian Belief established itself as a best-selling and unsurpassed guide to the core beliefs and practices of Christianity when it was published in 1982. A completely new book has now been compiled by a fresh team of expert contributors, with the needs and interests of a new generation of readers in mind. The result is an authoritative, highly accessible and comprehensive survey of Christian beliefs, explaining where they came from and how they have developed. The handbook also discusses their significance in the world today.
After an initial historical overview, six major chapters - on Faith, God, Jesus, Salvation, the Church and Christian Hope - explore in detail the breadth of Christian teaching and doctrine. Each chapter is written by a different expert. Over sixty panels contain more detailed information on subjects ranging from the nativity in Christian art to postmodernity, from the origins of the creeds to Christianity and social justice, from human sexuality to the problem of pain. Over one hundred color illustrations shed additional light on the extensive range of topics. The Handbook ends with an anthology of extracts from key Christian thinkers through the ages.
Ideal for those who need to know what Christians believe on a particular issue as well as those who want to become acquainted with the sweep of Christian teaching, The New Lion Handbook: Christian Belief is the definitive guide to this intriguing and deeply influential faith.