"McGrath cannot be accused of ignoring the realities of the church context in which he writes. I believe that McGrath deserves the profound respect and admiration of his fellow Christian writers." Linda Woodhead
From the Back Cover
In this new textbook, one of the world′s leading theological educationalists provides a comprehensive introduction to Christianity. Written in a clear and accessible style, An Introduction to Christianity
will be essential reading for all who want to understand the dynamics of the world′s most numerous religion.
The book begins with an introduction to the biblical sources and discussion of the central figure of Jesus. The remaining three parts provide concise but comprehensive discussions of Christian theology, the history of Christianity from its origins to the present day, and Christianity in the modern world. Throughout, Alister McGrath treats Christianity as a way of life and not just a set of ideas. He avoids any form of denominational bias, and aims to give an accurate picture of the various Christian traditions in the modern world.