The Future of Christianity
The Future of Christianity   -     By: Alister E. McGrath
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(PUBBlackwell)At the beginning of the 21st century, Christianity is in pitched battle with consumerism, postmodernity, and certain advances in the natural sciences, while trying to hold onto its shrinking Western base. McGrath, in a prophetic frenzy, glimpses what transformations will next rock the church. 176 pages, softcover.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 176
Vendor: Wiley-Blackwell
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 0631228152
ISBN-13: 9780631228158

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Publisher's Description

Christianity is the world's largest religious grouping. It has undergone massive change in the twentieth century, and seems poised to undergo major transformations in the next. In this important and timely book, one of Christianity's most prolific and respected writers examines these changes, and their implications for the future.

Author Bio

Alister E. McGrath is Professor of Historical Theology,University of Oxford, and Principal of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. Amonghis many Blackwell textbooks are Christian Theology: AnIntroduction (third edition), The Christian TheologyReader (second edition), An Introduction to Christianity,Historical Theology, and Reformation Thought (thirdedition).

Editorial Reviews

"This is a stimulating book...there is fuel here, especially forthose few Anglicans left who are interested in managing more thantheir own demise." Third Way <!--end-->

"[A] stimulating overview of its [Christianity's] globalpotential at the dawn of the twenty-first century. With a criticalyet sympathetic eye, McGrath explores questions confronting worldChristianity entering its third millenium. McGrath is provocativeand substantive." Christian Week

"McGrath's easy writing style...makes this reader a useful toolto the interested layman in thinking through future issues. Neitherrosy-eyed nor pessimistic, it does, however, provide food forthought. Another excellent title from one of the Church's leadingthinkers and academics." Church of England Newspaper

"Readable and accessible, this significant book should beincluded in libraries with collections in religion andChristianity." Choice

"Alister McGrath brings scholarship to the pews in digestiblebites...This is a book that needs to be read and talked about."The Gospel and Our Culture

"[T]his is an important and serious study, which addresses avery large number of the most crucial developments in Christianitytoday." Theology

"Simply-written, yet nuanced; well-informed and global, yethighly engaging." Future Survey

"[T]his succinct, accessible assessment by Alister E.McGrath...examines "trends that can be discerned within globalChristianity"." Overseas Ministries Study Centre

"When a thinker of such note decides to speak on the "future ofChristianity" it is wise for anyone interested in the Christiantradition to give a listen." Journal of Religion

"It addresses the right issues, and does so in an interestingand stimulating manner." Colloquium

"The book gives a good overview of this crisis and should beread by all who are interested in the future of Christianity."Izak Spangenberg, University of South Africa, Religion andTheology

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