Christianity Reader

ISBN-10: 0226289591
ISBN-13: 9780226289595
Edition: 2007
List price: $52.00 Buy it from $6.47
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy

Description: Christianity is the world's most populous religion, with some two billion adherents. As a world religion, Christianity has flourished because it is capable of taking on new forms in new contexts. To understand both the religion's history and its  More...

Used Starting from $6.47
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
coins
coins
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!

Customers also bought

Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading

Book details

List price: $52.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 9/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 856
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 4.730
Language: English

Christianity is the world's most populous religion, with some two billion adherents. As a world religion, Christianity has flourished because it is capable of taking on new forms in new contexts. To understand both the religion's history and its present state, Mary Gerhart and Fabian Udoh gather original texts--from early Christian writings to contemporary documents on church-related issues--in "The Christianity Reader," The most comprehensive anthology of Christian texts ever in English, this is a landmark sourcebook for the study of Christianity's historical diversity. With newly edited, annotated, and translated primary texts, along with supplemental analytical essays, the volume allows Christianity, at long last, to speak in its many voices. Focusing on Christianity as a religion, Gerhart and Udoh select texts that illuminate issues such as theology, mysticism, and ritual, while also articulating the stories of previously marginalized groups, as well as those in new and growing epicenters of the religion. With nearly three hundred selections, the texts encompass the entire history of Christian writings excluding the New Testament, from Justin Martyr and Tertullian to Fabien Eboussi Boulaga and Teresa of Calcutta. Eight thematic sections cover biblical traditions and interpretations; early influences; nascent forms; patterns of worship; structures of community; philosophy, theology, and mysticism; twentieth-century issues and challenges; and the contemporary relationship between Christianity and other world religions. The "Reader"'s contents are arranged chronologically and are supported with introductions and source notes that explain the rationale for their inclusion and theircontext. Providing a far richer selection than ever before available in a single volume, "The Christianity Reader "will be welcomed as both a classroom resource and a work of reference for decades to come.

Biblical traditions and interpretations : sources of authority
Early influences on emerging Christianity
Early forms of Christianity
Rituals and patterns of worship
Structures of community : ways of living, decision making
Mysticism, philosophy, theology : demands on the intellect
Twentieth-century issues and challenges
Christianity and other religions as world phenomena

×
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.

×