Originally published in 1938, An Introduction to the Study of Christianity is a consideration of what is truly essential in the Christian faith.
The book provides a detailed survey of key elements relating to the origin and growth of Christianity, and puts forward the argument that any apparent blemishes or mistakes are the result of human imperfection and misunderstanding of the real teaching of Jesus and his immediate followers, rather than of any shortcomings in the teaching itself. It first sets out the foundations of Christianity and then calls attention to the different interpretations that successive generations of Christians have placed on them.
Exploring the history of the Christian faith up to the 1930s, An Introduction to the Study of Christianity will appeal to those with an interest in the history of religion, Christianity, theology, and religious studies.
Table of Contents
Preface; I: Early Christian Documents; II: The Pauline Epistles; III: The Synoptic Gospels, Etc.; IV: The Fourth Gospel; V: The Christians as a Jewish Sect; VI: Christian Propaganda, The Influence of Paganism, The Formation of Traditional Christianity and The Crystallisation of Dogma; VII: Christianity as an Institution; VIII: Christianity of Today