- ISBN: 9781851685066
- Editorial: Oneworld Publications Ltd.
- Fecha de la edición: 2007
- Lugar de la edición: Oxford. Reino Unido
- Encuadernación: Cartoné
- Medidas: 24 cm
- Nº Pág.: 231
- Idiomas: Inglés
Ward demonstrates that from its inception, Christianity has been expressed in diverse and constantly changing ways in response to new knowledge and understandings of the world. Consequently, there is no one continuing and immutable Christianity, whatever might be claimed by adherents to the faith at different times in the past or present. In fact, the author argues, diversity and change were already occurring in the biblical text; not only are the Synoptic Gospels markedly different from the Gospel of John, but the Pauline letters give us yet another interpretation of the faith and the mission and person of Christ. From the Hellenistic re-statement of the Gospel to the present day, Ward draws the conclusion that there is no one essence of faith.