Christianity: The Basics by Bruce ChiltonChristianity: The Basics by Bruce Chilton

Christianity: The Basics

byBruce ChiltonEditorBruce Chilton

Paperback | July 14, 2014

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Christianity: The Basicsis a compelling introduction to both the central pillars of the Christian faith and the rich and varied history of this most global of global religions. This book traces the development of Christianity through an exploration of some of the key beliefs, practices and emotions which have been recurrent symbols through the centuries:

  • Christ, the kingdom of heaven and sin
  • Baptism, Eucharist and prayer
  • Joy, divine union and self denial

Encompassing the major epochs of Christian history and examining the unity and divisions created by these symbols,Christianity: The Basicsis both a concise and comprehensive introduction to the Christian tradition.

Bruce Chiltonis a leading scholar of early Christianity and Judaism and is currently Bernard Iddings Bell Professor of Religion at Bard where he also directs the Institute of Advanced Theology. He has taught in Europe at the Universities of Cambridge, Sheffield, and M'nster, and in the United States at Yale University (as the first Lil...
Title:Christianity: The BasicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:220 pages, 7.75 × 5.15 × 0.6 inPublished:July 14, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415538092

ISBN - 13:9780415538091


Table of Contents

1. Christian Origins  2. Classic institutions  3. Medieval Synthesis  4. The Reformation and Counter-Reformation  5. Modernity and the Present.