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You focus on the significant movements, key individuals, and powerful controversies that have united as well as divided Christians throughout the decades and centuries. New and updated thematic Sidebars, a popular hallmark of this book, weave currency into the history with a focus on spirituality, people, concepts, and controversies, including a new set of Sidebars that focus on the human experience of the divine. The text engages students to discuss and reflect upon the challenges that Christians have faced throughout time. INTRODUCTION TO CHRISTIANITY, Fourth Edition, promises a thought-provoking introduction and insights you won't want to miss.
David Brakke earned his Ph.D. from Yale and current serves as the Department Chair for the Department of Religious Studies at Indiana University. Dr. Brakke has been recognized for his teaching with the Indiana University Outstanding Junior Faculty Award in 1996 and has received numerous research grants for his work, including the Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship, the National Endowment for the Humanities Research Fellowship for University Teachers, and the American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship. Mary Jo Weaver received her Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame. She has been recognized for her contributions with the Indiana University President's Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1998 and the Lily Endowment Grant.