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The explorer's guide to Christianity
Braybrooke, Marcus.
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Publication Information:
London : Hodder & Stoughton ; North Pomfret, Vt. : Distributed by Trafalgar Square, 1998.
Physical Description:
xvi, 287 pages ; 20 cm
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BR121.2 .B827 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
BR121.2 .B827 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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Author Notes

Marcus Braybrooke is Patron of the International Interfaith Centre in Oxford, England.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Library Journal Review

These two books are part of a series that introduces the world's faiths by offering a popular read in the sociological and spiritual aspects of each religion. Each book reflects its author's perspective while serving as well as a starting place in the study of religion by providing a bibliography of additional sources and an index. In addition, Magonet provides a glossary, Jewish calendar, and historic time line. Braybrooke, an Anglican vicar, has a British perspective on Christianity but picks highlights from the various denominations and churches throughout the world. He attempts to capture the Christian experience through short incidents from key historic individuals' lives, defining Jesus, providing historical data on the spread of Christianity, and showing understanding. We don't find born-again snake handlers, but we do find the essence of Christian faith and its place in culture. Magonet, a rabbi in London, has the job of explaining how Judaism faces the paradox of planning to live forever and at the same time preparing for the world to end tomorrow. Various levels of Orthodox Judaism are explored sociologically, and Magonet also takes an in-depth look at women's roles, the covenant of circumcision, and the state of Israel. This series will be a good addition to public libraries.‘Leo Kriz, West Des Moines Lib., IA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.