Christian Beliefs and Teachings

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University Press of America, 1997 - Religion - 143 pages
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This book brings together a digest of the basic beliefs and teachings associated with the Christian religion. It is intended as a primer of basic Christian beliefs written from a non-sectarian, ecumenical point of view. It allows for much amplification and discussion by either the teacher or the discussion leader. Seven prime categories of belief comprise the book's chapters: The Christian God, Jesus Christ, Jesus and Reconciliation, Christian Faith, the Christian Church, Christian Ethics, and Christian Eschatology.
 

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Contents

The Christian God
1
B Traditional Doctrine of the Trinity
6
C A Contemporary Understanding of the Trinity
7
D The Attributes of God
8
E Divine Revelation
10
Jesus Christ
17
B Jesus the Man
19
Jesus and Reconciliation
37
B The Necessity of the Church
71
C Who is a Christian?
75
E The Church and the Kingdom of God
77
Christian Ethics
85
B Sin in Christian Tradition
86
C Different Approaches to Christian Ethics
93
D The Problem of Evil
95
Christian Eschatology
103

B The Doctrine of the Atonement
40
C Sanctification
44
Christian Faith
53
A Reason Related to Faith
54
B Definition of Christian Faith
58
C The Conversion Process
60
D Religion and Religions
63
The Christian Church
69
A The Church and the Holy Spirit
70
A The Concept of Death
104
B The Concept of Judgment
107
C Concept of Eternity
108
D Concepts of Heaven Hell and Purgatory
109
E The End of History
113
Glossary
121
Index
139
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John C. Meyer is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois.

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