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Christianity for dummies
Wagner, Richard, 1966-
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Publication Information:
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, [2004]

Physical Description:
xxiv, 378 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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Includes index.
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BT77 .W34 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Get to know the beliefs and practices inspired by Jesus Christ

Discover what it means to be a Christian and follow the gospel

Curious about Christianity? This friendly guide helps you understand the basic teachings of the Christian faith, exploring the common ground that all Christians share, the differences among the major branches, the key events in Christian history, the key theological issues, and the many ways Christians live out their faith in today's world.

The Dummies Way
* Explanations in plain English
* "Get in, get out" information
* Icons and other navigational aids
* Tear-out cheat sheet
* Top ten lists
* A dash of humor and fun

Discover how to:
* Express the core essentials of Christianity
* Appreciate the life and teachings of Jesus
* Understand why the Bible is central to the faith
* Respect the unique roles of the Trinity
* Explore controversial issues among the branches

Author Notes

Richard Wagner has authored several books, focusing on two very different themes: religion and technology. In the religious genre his books include: The Expeditionary Man, The Myth of Happiness, and several "For Dummies" books designed to make faith "easily approachable for postmodern readers". These books include C.S. Lewis & Narnia For Dummies, Christianity For Dummies, and Christian Prayer For Dummies. On the technology front his books include: Adobe AIR For Dummies, XSLT For Dummies, and Building Facebook Applications For Dummies.

Wagner also works as Senior Developer for Maark, a strategic and interactive B2B marketing firm in Boston. He also was the inventor/architect of NetObjects ScriptBuilder. Wagner graduated from Taylor University and went to graduate school at American University. (Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

Part I Uncovering What Christianity's All About
Chapter 1 Good News in a Bad News World
Chapter 2 Christianity: But Is It True?
Chapter 3 That Amazing Stuff Called Grace
Part II Exploring the Basic Principles of the Christian Faith
Chapter 4 Sin: Why ""Do's and Don'ts"" Miss the Bigger Picture
Chapter 5 Jesus Christ: His Life, Ministry, and Radical Claims
Chapter 6 Peeking Inside God's Diary: The Bible
Chapter 7 The Trinity: How 1+1+1 Equals 1
Chapter 8 The Rite Stuff