Introducing Christianity : Exploring the Bible, Faith, and Life

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-07-03
  • Publisher: Presbyterian Pub Corp
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This introductory-level book on Christianity looks clearly at what the church has believed and taught throughout its history. Hard questions about the Bible, theology, and the Christian life are dealt with. As author, veteran scholar, and pastor James Howell puts it, 'Great hope rests in thinking through these questions.' In doing so, he explores what it means to live as a Christian, as part of the church community, and also what it means to live with the hope Christian faith provides, even for those who may believe there is no hope. Includes study questions for discussion.

Author Biography

James C. Howell is Pastor of the Myers Park United Methodist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. Among his books are The Beatitudes for Today and The Will of God, both published by West-minister John Knox Press.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. vii
The Bible
Scripture: Scrolls in Old Jarsp. 3
The Old Testament: The Chosen Peoplep. 17
The New Testament: The Historical Jesusp. 37
Church History: Saints and Crusadersp. 63
The Development of Doctrine: Faith Seeking Understandingp. 79
Theology: What We Believep. 99
The Christian Life
Christian Life and Ethics: The Practice of Faithp. 121
The Church: The Body of Christp. 139
Eschatology: Hope and the End of Timep. 157
Epiloguep. 177
Notesp. 179
Indexp. 203
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