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An introduction to Christianity

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Blackwell Publishers , Cambridge, Mass
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StatementAlister E. McGrath.
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LC ClassificationsBR121.2 .M387 1997
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Paginationxxi, 444 p. :
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Open LibraryOL985732M
ISBN 100631201955, 0631201963
LC Control Number96023776

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Don't mistaken this book to be an introduction to Christianity even though the title of the book itself indicates that. One has to have a deep knowledge of Christianity and a background of Christian philosophy to be able to understand it.

Pope Ratzinger explains the Creed: he talks about the Father, the Son and the Holy by:   For those who want a very short introduction to Christianity that is historical and objective rather than proselytizing, i.e.

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It is a study of the biblical, philosophical and rational beliefs which make up the Christian faith. This book begins with a study of faith in the world today, followed by the form of /5().

Christianity: A Very Short Introduction by Linda Woodhead. “Exploring the cultural and institutional dimensions of Christianity, and tracing its course over two millennia, Linda Woodhead provides a fresh, lively, and candid portrait of Christianity’s past and present.” Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years by Diarmid MacCulloch.

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Now in its third edition, Tim Dowley’s masterful one-volume survey of church history has an updated design and new content, particularly in the section covering most recent Christian history. The inviting full-color format includes many new images and updated maps, while maintaining many of the features that made the second edition a popular volume for the classroom.

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Pages: This book attempts to interpret Christianity in terms of a people created by God's activity in history, and its pattern is therefore drawn from the implications of the proclamation of the Gospel rather than from the more traditional outline of God, man, sin, and salvation.

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