Written by the Canon Emeritus of York Minster, together with a Lecturer in Theology at York St John University, Christianity: A Complete Introduction is designed to give you everything you need to succeed in your studies, all in one place. It covers the key themes and topics that you are expected to understand, outlining the basics in clear jargon-free English, and then providing added-value features like key ideas, quotations, and even lists of questions you might be asked in your seminar or exam. The book uses a structure that mirrors the way religious studies and Christianity are taught on many first year undergraduate and foundation degree courses. Each chapter covers a key introductory area, so by the end of the book you'll have a clear understanding of the essential tenets and key historical events. Starting with the central figure, Jesus Christ, it covers belief and practice, the Church and society, historical turning points and the inheritance of art, architecture and holy music, as well as the influence of modern theological figures. 'Teach Yourself' titles employ the 'Breakthrough method', which is designed specifically to overcome problems that students face.
- Problem: "I find it difficult to remember what I've read."; Solution: this book includes end-of-chapter summaries and questions to test your understanding. - Problem: "Most books mention important other sources, but I can never find them in time."; Solution: this book includes fully referenced quotes ready to use in your essay or exam, and each chapter lists further suggested readings for each topic. - Problem: "Lots of introductory books turn out to cover totally different topics than my course."; Solution: this book is written by a current university lecturer who understands what students are expected to know.
Christianity: A Complete Introduction by Greg Hoyland; John Young was published by Hodder & Stoughton General Division in July 2016 and is our 50195th best seller. The ISBN for Christianity: A Complete Introduction is 9781473615786.