Item description for Christianity: A Beginner's Guide (Beginner's Guides) by Keith Ward...
From original sin to eternal life, the function of prayer to the role of the church, this title offers a comprehensive survey of the diversity of Christian thinking. It presents three different interpretations for over fifteen key doctrines.
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Studio: Oneworld Publications
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.72" Width: 5.14" Height: 0.61" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2007
Publisher Oneworld Publications
ISBN 1851685391 ISBN13 9781851685394
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More About Keith Ward
KEITH WARD was professor of history and philosophy of religion at King's College. London from 1985-1991 and has since been Regius professor of divinity at the University of Oxford. He is the author of many books, including God: A Guide for the Perplexed(2002) and a trilogy on comparative religion. Religion and Human Nature(1998). Religion and Creation and Religion and Revelation(1994).
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A well-paced and lucid introduction to Christianity May 26, 2001
Ward's achievement suceeds in being clear and simple, concise, and demonstrates well the plurality present within Christianity. He achieves a fairly balanced presentation of a Christianity full of different views which are simultaneously connected to one another in a symbiotic theological and historical relation. Though sometimes his theological preferences surface, this is often subtle and often his biases remained fairly submerged. Beginners will find this book a helpful introduction to the Christian faith that is neither pendantic nor emotional blibber blabber. I highly recommend this to any one, believer or not, who is interested in exploring the vistas of Christian dogma.
The best one volume introduction to Christianity. Feb 20, 2001
Professor Ward of Oxford University has done a remarkable job of showing the variety of Christian beliefs in relation to its main doctrines such as incarnation, salvation etc. in a very clear, objective and readable way. I highly recommend it as possibly the best guide to the subject.