The Puzzle of Christianity
An excellent overview of Christianity, suitable for students (and teachers!) embarking on the new GCSE and 'A'-Level Religious Studies specifications. Written in the same clear and engaging style as the bestselling Puzzle of Ethics and Puzzle of God, this...
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An excellent overview of Christianity, suitable for students (and teachers!) embarking on the new GCSE and 'A'-Level Religious Studies specifications.
Written in the same clear and engaging style as the bestselling Puzzle of Ethics and Puzzle of God, this book covers key content common to all the new specifications - including:
. Jesus: His incarnation, life, ethical teaching, crucifixion and resurrection, saving importance for Christians and relationship with God;
. The development of Christianity through from the Early Church to contemporary Global Christianity;
. The similarities and differences between different types of Christianity in terms of beliefs, teachings and practices;
. The use and authority of the Bible and other sources of authority within the Churches as well as how the Bible shapes Christian Ethics;
. Christian responses to science, feminism, secularism, philosophy and the new atheism as well as crises in social justice.
Most importantly, Vardy places these themes in context and helps students to understand and appreciate Christianity, the largest religious tradition in the UK and worldwide. Through this latest book in Vardy's bestselling series, students will enjoy their studies and see the relevance of taking the subject further.
. Peter Vardy is well known in secondary education circles in the UK and Australia;
. His book, The Puzzle of Ethics, became a key text for educators;
. The new GCSE/'A'-Level syllabuses will be taught from September 2016, and this new title by Vardy will give teachers everything they need on a plate;
. Excellent introduction for the general reader interested in what Christianity is.
Peter Vardy (Ph.D., Kings College, London) is Vice Principal of Heythrop College, London. He is the author of the bestselling books The Puzzle of God, The Puzzle of Ethics, Being Human, The Thinkers Guide to Evil and The Thinkers Guide to God.