Christianity : A Biblical, Historical, and Theological Guide for Students

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/1/2010
  • Publisher: Mercer Univ Pr
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This book is specifically designed to be used as a textbook for our course called Introduction to Christianity. The course, developed more than a decade ago, is designed to provide our students with a general introduction to the Christian religion, giving particular emphasis to the biblical, historical, and theological traditions within Christianity. In addition to its primary purpose as a textbook, we hope that the book might also prove useful to anyone who may be interested in Christianity, from non-Christian inquirers to lay persons in weekly Sunday-school classes.The book is divided into four major units. The first section explores the Old Testament. The second section provides an overview of the New Testament. The third section delves into Christian history beginning with the early centuries and moving through the Middle Ages, Reformation, and into the modern era. The final section asks questions such as What do Christians believe? and What do Christians do?Accessibly written, this best-selling text is now available in a new edition with more than 50 percent new material.

Author Biography

Kathryn Muller Lopez (BA, MDiv, PhD) serves as associate professor of Religion at Campbell University, teaching in the field of Old Testament.
Donald N. Penny (BA, MDiv, PhD) is professor of Religion at Campbell University teaching in the areas of New Testament and Greek.
W. Glenn Jonas, Jr. (BA, MDiv, PhD) is Howard Professor of Religion and chairman of the department of Religion and Philosophy at Campbell University.
Adam C. English (BA, MA, PhD) serves as associate professor at Campbell University, teaching Theology and Philosophy to undergraduates.

Table of Contents

Foreword and Acknowledgmentsp. 7
List of Maps, Charts, Textsp. 8
The Old Testament
Reading the Old Testamentp. 13
The Torahp. 29
The Prophetsp. 43
The Writingsp. 58
The New Testament
The Gospelsp. 74
The Ministry and Message of Jesusp. 94
Rise and Growth of the Christian Church: The Book of Actsp. 115
The Letters and Revelationp. 136
Church History
Early Christianity (100-500)p. 163
Medieval Christianity (500-1500)p. 182
The Reformationp. 194
Modern Christianityp. 210
Christian Theology
Christian Practice and Beliefp. 226
From Belief to Sinp. 240
From Jesus to the Holy Spiritp. 257
Indexp. 277
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