This is an in-depth guide to the origins, history, beliefs and practices of this major world religion. Covering all the main aspects of the faith, from the significance of Jesus Christ and the Bible, to the church's place in society today, get the whole picture in this fascinating and informative read. NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of psychology.FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBERQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
Includes discussion of current issues (AIDs, assisted suicide, civil partnerships).The current edition is very highly praised - see key reviews.All statistics have been brought up-to-date.Publishing at the same time as Buddhism - an Introduction, Judaism - an Introduction and Catholicism - an Introducation.This book covers the feel and emotional impact of Christianity as well as the facts; exploring what attracts people to the Christian faith and why.
Table of Contents:
THE CENTRAL FIGURE1. Jesus Christ2. Crucified Saviour3. Risen Lord4. The Bible: Contents5. The Bible: QuestionsCHRISTIAN BELIEF AND PRACTICE6. Christian Experience of God7. Prayer and Worship8. The Sacraments9. Facing Death: The Four Last Things10. Christian Faith in a Scientific AgeTHE CHRISTIAN CHURCH11. Saints, Martyrs, Sins and Virtues12. One Church, Many Churches13. Modern Movements14. Church and SocietyKEY EVENTS IN CHURCH HISTORY15. The First Five Centuries16. One Thousand Turbulent Years17. The Reformation18. To the Present DayA GREAT INHERITANCE19. Holy Places, Art and Architecture20. Music and Literature21. Modern LivesTaking it further
About the Author(s):
John Young is a Canon of York Minster and a member of the General Synod. He has written several books on Christianity.
Those wanting to find out more about Christianity. Also teachers and students.