'Christians in the Twenty-First Century' examines Christianity as it is understood and practised both by active followers and those who regard themselves as Christian. The book opens with an examination of key Christian concepts - the Bible, the Creeds, the Church and the sacraments - and the major traditions of Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy and Protestantism as well as more recent movements. The book continues with an analysis of the challenges presented by the rise of science, new approaches to biblical scholarship, the rise of fundamentalist movements, the ordination of women, secularization, the interfaith movement, and the impact of the electronic revolution.
Table of Contents
Preface 1. Studying Christianity 2. Christianity’s Many Faces 3. Jesus 4. Paul’s Contribution to the Christian Faith 5. The Bible 6. Christian Belief 7. The Church 8. Christian Worship 9. The Roman Catholic Church 10. Eastern Orthodoxy 11. Protestants 12. Challenges to Christianity 13. Ethics and Lifestyle 14. Mission and Ecumenism 15. Christianity in the Developing World 16. Christianity as a Folk Religion 17. Christianity at the Edges 18. Recent Movements Glossary
George D. Chryssides is Honorary Research Fellow in Contemporary Religion at the University of Birmingham. Margaret Z. Wilkins is a freelance writer and researcher. She has taught Religious Studies at the University of Wolverhampton and has co-edited A Reader in New Religious Movements with George Chryssides.