A lucid, compact introduction examining Christianity from the perspective of comparative religious history.
- Paperback | 144 pages
- 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 358.34g
- 28 Aug 1985
- HarperCollins Publishers Inc
- San Francisco, United States
Back cover copy
Religious traditions of the world. A coherent introductory to the work which, in little more than 100 pages, comes to grips with Christianity's meaning as religious experience and expression. Frankly supplies an absorbing account of the history of the Christian tradition.
"A coherent introductory work which, in little more than 100 pages, comes to grips with Christianity's meaning as religious experience and expression.... I am truly impressed. In clear and lucid prose, Frankiel supplies an absorbing account of the history of the Christian tradition."-- Catherine L. Albanese, Wright State University, author of "America, Religions and Religion" "A fascinating and bold venture at interpreting Christianity in the round. Sandra Frankiel offers a sustained historical analysis of Christianity in its many aspects, an analysis of its central symbols and rituals and their transformations, and two case studies of Christian impulses in relationship to cultural episodes. Readers will find this book as stimulating as it is ambitious."-- John F. Wilson, Princeton University, author of "Religion: A Preface and Public Religion in American Culture" "A nice blend of history, spirituality, and theology that should give the beginning student a good sense of the Christian tradition. Crisply written, economical without being superficial, it can be highly recommended as a first entry into the story of Christianity." -- Lawrence S. Cunningham, Florida State University, author of "Culture and Value: A Survey of Western Humanities"