Synopses & Reviews
Presenting three differing interpretation for over fifteen key Christian doctrines, renowned theologian Ward introduces major topics such as eternal life and the Trinity. He also provides coverage of issues such as science, ethics, and Christian faith, and the relationship with the other major religious traditions.
Esteemed theologian and author of God, Chance, and Necessity and God, Faith, and the New Millennium, Keith Ward offers a compelling and authoritative overview of the Christian faith in Oneworld's latest addition to its highly successful Short Introduction Series. For each of the key areas of Christian doctrine, including the Resurrection and the continuing controversy surrounding the Virgin Birth, he presents three different Christian interpretations for a text that is clear, comprehensive, and unique. Even those well-read on Christian doctrine will be intrigued by Ward's surprising new perspectives. Essential reading for students and general readers alike, Christianity: A Short Introduction offers compelling insight into the Christian faith.
Considering all the major tenets of the faith from three different Christian points of view, this text covers areas such as sin, salvation, death and the virgin birth,
In this new book, renowned theologian Keith Ward offers an original and comprehensive survey of the great diversity of Christian thinking in the modern world.
In a unique and authoritative approach, Ward presents three differing interpretations for over fifteen key Christian doctrines, including original sin, the Trinity and eternal life. The result is a fascinating introduction not only to Christian beliefs themselves, but also to the similarities and differences in perspective that characterise this global faith.
Blending information with theological arguments, Christianity: A Short Introduction also features consideration of major topics such as the contribution made by Christianity to science, culture and ethics, and its role among the other world religions. It will challenge Christians, students and anyone interested in the contemporary spiritual landscape to think creatively about a tradition whose impact has been felt in the most remote areas of the planet.