Introduction to Christianity

ISBN-10: 0534244629

ISBN-13: 9780534244620

Edition: 3rd 1998 (Revised)

List price: $190.95
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Combining essential information with thought-provoking discussion, this third edition updates the practical and challenging coverage of the history, ideas, and diversity of Christianity. This book provides a balanced introduction to the historical, cultural, theological, and social aspects of Christianity's development, focusing on movements, people, and controversies that have united and divided Christians over time. This foundation prepares readers for the final section of the text, where they are invited to understand and engage in topics of ongoing debate among Christians, such as women's ordination and modern technology in the church ("the electronic church").
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Book details

List price: $190.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 6/30/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Biographical Statement: Mary Jo Weaver is Professor of Religious Studiesat Indiana University. In addition to her early work on Roman Catholicmodernism, she has published two editions of a textbook, Introduction toChristianity, and two books on feminism and American Catholicism, NewCatholic Women and Springs of Water in a Dry Land. She is the co-editor(with R. Scott Appleby) of a companion volume to this book, Being Right:Conservative Catholics in America.

David Brakke is Professor of Religious Studies and Adjunct Professor of History at Indiana University.Michael L. Satlow is Associate Professor in the Program in Judaic Studies and the Department of Religious Studies at Brown University.Steven Weitzman is the Irving M. Glazer Chair in Jewish Studies and Director of the Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program at Indiana University.

Introduction for Teachers
Acknowledgments
Note to Students
Biblical And Historical Background For Christianity
God as Revealed in the Bible
The Context for and Life of Jesus
The Emergence of the Christian Church
Historical Roots Of Christian Diversity: From Constantine To Modern Times
Orthodox Christianity and Roman Catholicism: From the Fourth to the Fourteenth Centuries
Aspects of the Reformation
The Reformation Continues: Christianity in the Sixteenth, Seventeenth, and Eighteenth Centuries
Christianity In The Modern World: Context And Creativity In The Nineteenth And Twentieth Centuries
Christianity and Modernity
Modern American Christianity
Worldwide Christianity: Missions and Ecumenism and Third World Challenges
Contemporary Christian Life
Christians and the World
Christians and Their Culture
Contemporary Christianity
The Order of the Books in the Old Testament
Synopsis of the Books in the Old and New Testaments
Early Christian Writers
Ecumenical Councils
Creeds and Confessions
A Summary of Structural Arrangements
Ecumenism and the World Council of Churches
Glossary
Selected Reference Works
Index
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