Christianity: A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourself
By John Young and Greg Hoyland
Christianity: A Complete Introduction is a comprehensive guide to the history, diversity and key beliefs and practices of the Christian faith. Written by the Canon Emeritus of York Minster and an experienced lecturer in theology, this book gives you everything you need to understand Christianity faster and get to grip with the key ideas.
'An exciting, engaging and intellectually serious book' Dr Rowan Williams, 104th Archbishop of Canterbury
'I think it's brilliant!' Bishop Stephen Cottrell
How is it that a faith that began in 1st century Palestine with a handful of followers has become the largest movement the world has ever known?
Christianity: A Complete Introduction traces the story of the Christian faith from sandals to cyberspace. It describes the origins and key ideas of Christianity and gives an account of how it looks in the modern world. Socially, scientifically, economically and politically, Christianity today inhabits a very different world from that of Jesus of Nazareth and his early disciples. Yet it seems to possess an inherent ability to survive and thrive in the face of great change. It remains a compelling and powerful faith in the modern world, with a rich and diverse heritage.
Whether you are preparing for an essay, studying for an exam, or simply want to expand your knowledge, Christianity: A Complete Introduction is your go-to guide.
John Young is a Canon Emeritus of York Minster and author of more than 30 books/booklets, with work in several languages including Chinese and Russian. He is co-founder of York Courses which publishes material for discussion groups.
Revd Greg Hoyland has been a lecturer in theology for over 25 years. He broadcasts regularly on local radio and occasionally on national radio and television.
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14 Jul 2016
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Exciting and engaging... This 'Teach Yourself' book is quite remarkable. — Reflection Magazine
John Young's addition to the series has provided many people with an introduction to Christianity. — The War Cry
The book is a fascinating combination of history, biblical studies and cultural references that provides an overview of Christianity [...] this is an accessible, challenging and helpful introduction. — Christian Today