Basic Christianity

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1958 - Religion - 142 pages
Who is Jesus? "If Jesus was not God in human flesh, Christianity is exploded," writes John Stott. "We are left with just another religion with some beautiful ideas and noble ethics; its unique distinction has gone. "If Jesus is not who he said he was, and if he did not do what he said he had come to do, the whole superstructure of Christianity crumbles in ruins to the ground. Is it plausible that Jesus was truly divine? And what might this mean for us? John Stott's clear, classic statement examines the historical facts on which Christianity stands.

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User Review  - gottfried_leibniz - LibraryThing

John Stott in this book goes through basics of Christian faith. It's simple, easy read and loved his lucid writing. I would recommend this for new followers of Christ, and skeptics who want to understand what the Christian faith really means. --Deus Vult Gottfried Read full review

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User Review  - gottfried_leibniz - LibraryThing

John Stott in this book goes through basics of Christian faith. It's simple, easy read and loved his lucid writing. I would recommend this for new followers of Christ, and skeptics who want to understand what the Christian faith really means. --Deus Vult Gottfried Read full review

Contents

Preface
7
The Right Approach
11
CHRISTS PERSON 2 The Claims of Christ
21
The Character of Christ
35
The Resurrection of Christ
46
MANS NEED 5 The Fact and Nature of Sin
61
The Consequences of Sin
71
CHRISTS WORK 7 The Death of Christ
81
The Salvation of Christ
98
MANS RESPONSE 9 Counting the Cost
107
Reaching a Decision
121
Being a Christian
130
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John Stott was born in London, England on April 27, 1921. He converted to Christianity in 1938. He graduated with a double first in French and theology from Trinity College, Cambridge University. He was ordained in the Church of England in 1945. He published over 70 books between 1954 and 2010 including Personal Evangelism, Becoming a Christian, Parochial Evangelism by the Laity, Basic Christianity, The Cross of Christ, Issues Facing Christians Today, and The Radical Disciple. He died on July 27, 2011 at the age of 90.

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