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.
Alister E. McGrath
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I read this years ago and kept thinking about what it says. I bought this copy to use as a reference and to re-read at a future date. McGrath is excellent when it comes to telling it like it is and being fair in dealing with different beliefs within Christianity.
Alister McGrath diligently walks readers through the history of Christianity, giving a complete and accurate description of the world's major religion. While this text is used in universities around the globe, Dr. McGrath's personal faith influences his writing and gives the book less of a dry, academic feel. Whether familiar with Christianity or just discovering it, this book is highly recommended.
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