TEACH YOURSELF CHRISTIANITY is an introduction to Christianity as a living faith, its impact on the world today and the questions surrounding its continuing influence.
It includes sections on:
- the person, teaching and impact of Jesus
- prayer, worship and the Christian experience of God
- modern movements within the church
- Christian faith in a scientific age
- Church, society, medical ethics and other faiths
- Christianity's artistic, medical, architechtural and literary inheritance.
TEACH YOURSELF CHRISTIANITY stimulates reflection on Christianity, both for practising Christians and for the general reader who wants to know more about this worldwide faith.
The "Teach Yourself World Faiths" series aims to present all the essential information required by a reader who has no previous knowledge of the religion, but who wants to feel confident in dealing with members of the faith community - in terms of their beliefs and attitudes, and also of the practical details of their culture, ceremony, diet and moral views. As such it is relevant to the needs of police, social workers, solicitors, businessmen, teachers and all who require sensitivity and insight in dealing with the public in a multi-faith and multi-ethnic society.
John Young's TEACH YOURSELF CHRISTIANITY not only informs, it excites and in so doing invites the reader on a journey of discovery. - Dr David Hope, Archbishop of York
John Young has written an invaluable guide to the history of Christianity and the story of its founder and I warmly commend it. - Dr George Carey, former Archbishop of Canterbury
JOHN YOUNG is a Canon of York Minster and a member of the General Synod. He has written several books on Christianity.
The central figure: Jesus Christ; crucified saviour; risen Lord; the Bible - contents; the Bible - questions. Christian belief and practice: Christian experience of God; prayer and worship; the sacraments; facing death - the four last things; Christian faith in a scientific age. The Christian Church: saints, martyrs, sins and virtues; one Church, many churches; modern movements; Church and society. Key events in Church history: the first five centuries; 1000 turbulent years; the reformation; to the present day. A great inheritance: holy places, art and architecture; music and literature; modern lives.