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A Beginner's Guide

Keith Ward

From original sin to eternal life, the function of prayer to the role of the church, renowned theologian Keith Ward offers a comprehensive survey of the diversity of Christian thinking in this introduction to the world’s largest faith. By presenting three different interpretations for over fifteen key doctrines, he invites anyone interested in the contemporary spiritual landscape to consider the Christian faith from a new and refreshing perspective.

  • Publication date: November 30, 2007
  • ISBN: 9781851685394
  • RRP: £9.99
  • Pages: 208
  • Publication date: December 1, 2012
  • ISBN: 9781780741390
  • RRP: £4.99
  • Pages: 208


"An excellent book in the questioning Beginners Guides series. Examining all the key themes, and then comparing all the different Christian perspectives to these themes, make it a guide for those who like to think a little deeper on the issues."
Publishing News
"[This] book is well ordered and clearly written and will quickly become a standard textbook."
"An articulate presentation of diverse approaches to Christianity's central concerns … highly recommended."
Library Journal

Keith Ward

Keith Ward is a Fellow of the British Academy, and Professorial Research Fellow at Heythrop College, London. He was formerly Regius Professor of Divinity at the University of Oxford, and is one of Britain’s foremost writers on comparative theology and Christian issues.

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