Christianity: An Introduction
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.
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Introducing the Bible 3 6
The Old Testament
The New Testament 84
The Background to Christian Belief 100
A Brief Outline of Core Christian Beliefs 114
A Brief History of Christianity 171
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