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Overview SUBTITLE: What Is It All About?
There are a growing number of people who have mistaken ideas about Christianity. Why? Because the media?s politically correct agenda has redefined historical religious terms. Meanwhile, liberal Christianity denies the supernatural and explains away anything miraculous. Dr. Towns attempts to answer these problems. He takes the Bible at face value and explains Christianity?s basic concepts beginning with the premise that Christianity is a Person - Jesus Christ. Then chapter-by-chapter, he builds a coherent and consistent case so the reader will correctly understand what Christianity is all about.
* The book gives a rational overview of Christianity so the modern mind will interact with God?s claim upon its life. * The book gives a comprehensive coverage of Christianity so the reader will intelligently understand what Christians believe and how they should live.
Sample chapter titles:
1. Christianity is an Astonishing Person 2. Christianity is a Life-Changing Book 3. Christianity is an Exclusive Salvation 4. Christianity is a Miraculous Resurrection 5. Christianity is a Life-Transforming Experience 6. Christianity is an Ongoing Relationship with God 7. Christianity is a Disciplined Lifestyle 8. Christianity is a Unique Worldview 9. Christianity is an Interactive Community 10. Christianity is a Practical Religion 11. Christianity is a Movement That Transforms Culture 12. Christianity is a Global Directive 13. Christianity is an Ultimate Hope
There are a growing number of people who have mistaken ideas about Christianity. Why? Because the media's politically correct agenda has redefined historical religious terms. Meanwhile, liberal Christianity denies the supernatural and explains away anything miraculous. Dr. Towns attempts to answer these problems. He takes the Bible at face value and explains Christianity's basic concepts beginning with the premise that Christianity is a Person--Jesus Christ. Then chapter-by-chapter, he builds a coherent and consistent case so the reader will correctly understand what Christianity is all about.The book gives a rational overview of Christianity so the modern mind will interact with God's claim upon its life.The book gives a comprehensive coverage of Christianity so the reader will intelligently understand what Christians believe and how they should live.
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Studio: AMG Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.4" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.46 lbs.
Release Date Jul 20, 2007
Publisher AMG Publishers
ISBN 0899571093 ISBN13 9780899571096
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More About Elmer Towns
Dr. Elmer Towns is a college and seminary professor, an author of popular and scholarly works (the editor of two encyclopedias), a popular seminar lecturer, and dedicated worker in Sunday school, and has developed over 20 resource packets for leadership education. He began teaching at Midwest Bible College, St. Louis, Missouri, for three years and was not satisfied with his textbooks so he began writing his own (he has published over 100 books listed in the Library of Congress, 7 listed in the Christian Booksellers Best Selling List; several becoming accepted as college textbooks. He is also the 1995 recipient of the coveted Gold Medallion Award awarded by the Christian Booksellers Association for writing the Book of the Year, i.e., The Names of the Holy Spirit. He was President of Winnipeg Bible College for five years, leading it to receive American Accreditation and Provincial authority to offer degrees (1960-1965). He taught at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, in greater Chicago, Illinois, in the field of Religious Education and Evangelism (1965-1971). He is co-founder of Liberty University, with Jerry Falwell, in 1971, and was the only full-time teacher in the first year of Liberty's existence. Today, the University has over 11,400 students on campus with 39,000 in the Distance Learning Program (now Liberty University Online), and he is the Dean of the School of Religion. Dr. Towns has given theological lectures and taught intensive seminars at over 50 theological seminaries in America and abroad. He holds visiting professorship rank in five seminaries. He has written over 2,000 reference and/or popular articles and received six honorary doctoral degrees. Four doctoral dissertations have analyzed his contribution to religious education and evangelism. His personal education includes a B.S. from Northwestern College in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a M.A. from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary also in Dallas, a MRE from Garrett Theological Seminary in Evanston, IL, and a D.Min. from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA.
Elmer Towns currently resides in Lynchburg.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Core Christianity?
Excellent book for new Christians Sep 8, 2009
This is an very good book, especially for new Christians who want to know the basics of Christianity. There was some information in this book that even some mature Christians probably don't know.
Fundamental Book for Baptists Jul 12, 2007
Core Christianity is a basic introduction to Protestant Christianity. The author comes from a Southern Baptist background which excludes other denominations. Elmer Towns' interpretation of random Scriptures can be questionable. I wouldn't recommend this to a new Christian for fear that they might become confused by some of his misinterpretated comments of Scripture. Also, I couldn't really recommend this to an older Christian because it just goes over the fundamentals of the Southern Baptist doctrine, but with his own flare on certain Scriptures.
A solid, highly accessible guide to fundamentalist evangelical Christian belief, as penned by a true believer. Jul 8, 2007
Written by Elmer Towns, who co-founded Liberty University with Jerry Falwell, Core Christianity: What is Christianity All About? rejects the postmodern way of thinking that eschews the miraculous and the supernatural aspects of Christian faith. Core Christianity accepts the Bible at face value, beginning with the central tenet that Christianity is central to the person of Jesus Christ. Chapters unambiguously stress that Christianity is an exclusive salvation, a disciplined lifestyle, a movement that transforms culture, a global directive to follow God's plan to evangelize the world, and the ultimate hope. "It is impossible to convince the mind through reason alone that the Bible is God's book. Salvation involves all aspects of a person's personality. You must know (with your mind) the facts of your lost condition and that Jesus died for you. Second, you must feel (with your emotions) sorrow for sinning against God, as well as love for Him because of what Christ has done for you. Third, you must choose (with your will) to put your trust in Christ to save you from sin." A solid, highly accessible guide to fundamentalist evangelical Christian belief, as penned by a true believer.