This popular, extensively revised textbook by Alister McGrath is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand the dynamics of the world’s largest religion and offers a lively, jargon-free introduction to Christianity. With material ranging from biblical sources, to diverse Christian traditions, to Christianity in the modern world, this classic work by a leading theologian provides a comprehensive foundation to the subject. Key features include;An introduction to biblical sources and discussion of the central figure of Jesus. Comprehensive discussions of Christian theology, the history of Christianity from its origins to the present day, and Christianity in the modern world. Increased focus on Christianity as a lived experience. Expanded coverage of contemporary issues, non-Western Christianity, globalization and women. Accessible and student-friendly design, including numerous illustrations. Written in a clear and engaging style, the book also includes numerous study features ideal to encourage lateral thinking in students of all levels. These include study questions for each chapter, lists of electronic resources, summaries of key points, suggestions for further reading, and a glossary.