A concise overview of the key aspects of Christian belief and the role of the religion in the world today.From its humble beginnings as a minor Jewish sect in a remote part of the Roman empire, Christianity has grown to become a major world religion with more than two billion adherents worldwide. But what does it mean to be Christian' in the increasingly multi-religious setting of the 21st century? Featuring a warm and open-minded approach, this is an informative introduction to the fundamental tenets of Christianity, helping the reader to understand what Christians believe and giving special attention to questions that are raised about Christian beliefs in our multicultural and post-modern setting. Addressing topics such as Global Christianity, The Identity of God, Christ and Salvation, The Holy Spirit and the Church, and The Meaning and End of History, and comparing Christianity's teachings with those of other religions along the way, A Pocket Guide to Christian Belief provides an accessible and contemporary introduction to the major Christian doctrines, unpacking their meaning for today's world.
Author BiographyDr. Benno van den Toren is a professor of theology.