Christianity: An Introduction, Edition 0002
Christianity: An Introduction, Edition 0002  -     By: Alister E. McGrath
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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 379
Vendor: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: 2006
Dimensions: 9.30 X 7.80 X 1.07 (inches)
ISBN: 1405109017
ISBN-13: 9781405109017

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The new edition of this popular textbook by leading theologian,Alister E. McGrath, will be essential reading for anyone wanting tounderstand the dynamics of the world’s largest religion.Fully revised to include greater coverage of the Catholicperspective, contemporary issues, non-Western Christianity,globalization and women, this is a truly comprehensive, lively, andjargon-free introduction to Christianity.
  • Written for beginners to this subject, and assumes no knowledgeof Christian beliefs or practices.
  • Includes an introduction to biblical sources and discussion ofthe central figure of Jesus.
  • Features comprehensive discussions of Christian theology, thehistory of Christianity from its origins to the present day, andChristianity in the modern world.
  • Increases coverage of contemporary issues, the Catholicperspective, non-Western Christianity, globalization andwomen
  • Contains accessible and student-friendly features, includingnumerous illustrations, suggestions for further reading, a glossaryof Christian terms, and brief readings from illustrative Christiansources.

Author Bio

Alister E. McGrath is Professor of Historical Theology atOxford University. He is a world-renowned theologian, and theauthor 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), andHistorical Theology (1998). He is also the author ofIn the Beginning: The Story of the King James Bible(2001) and The Twilight of Atheism (2004).

Editorial Reviews

“England's most accomplished historical theologian hascrafted an authorities and enticing text, one that movesthoughtfully through multiple periods, personalities and themes inChristianity’s complex history. Meticulous and memorable,Christianity: An Introduction (2nd edition) takes us on abreathtaking journey, and readers of all kinds will enjoy theride.” Darren J. N. Middleton, Texas ChristianUniversity.

“McGrath’s Introduction to Christianity is thefinest text of its kind available. It is encyclopaedic in scope,reliable and quite accessible to the non-specialist. McGrath notonly discusses the pivotal events and major figures one wouldexpect in such a work, he portrays Christianity as a dynamic livingtradition, growing, adapting, struggling, and through it all,thriving.

I have with success used the book as a student text and also formy own preparation in other courses. In this second edition, analready solid resource is made even more valuable.” David L.Johns, Earlham School of Religion

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