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Christianity : essence, history and future

Author: Hans Küng
Publisher: New York : Continuum, 1995.
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"Breathtaking in scope and analytical power". -- Choice"A dazzling display of scholarship". -- Library Journal

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Küng, Hans, 1928-
Christianity.
New York : Continuum, 1995
(OCoLC)624472096
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hans Küng
ISBN: 0826408079 9780826408075
OCLC Number: 32090588
Description: xxv, 936 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: s. The Essence and Perversion of Christianity. 1. The ideal picture. 2. The hostile picture. 3. The real picture: a twofold dialectic --
II. 'Christianity' in Dispute. 1. The essence of Christianity --
can it be identified by philosophers? 2. The essence of Christianity --
can it be reconstructed by historians? 3. 'Christianity' --
called by its name --
I. Basic Form and Original Motif. 1. What is common to the foundation documents of Christianity. 2. What holds Christian history together --
II. The Central Structural Elements. 1. Belief in the one God. 2. Discipleship of Christ. 3. The activity of the Holy Spirit. 4. What makes a person a Christian? --
I. The Jewish Apocalyptic Paradigm of Earliest Christianity. 1. The need for a basic orientation. 2. The earliest community. 3. The Christian centre --
with an abiding Jewish stamp. 4. The foundation of a church? 5. The first great conflicts. 6. What Jewish Christians believe. 7. The fate of Jewish Christianity.
Other Titles: Christentum.
Responsibility: Hans Küng.

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