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Updated and expanded edition (1st ed., 1984) of a text that introduces the background, history, and modern practice of Christianity. Three new chapters have been added--on Christianity and modernity, missions and ecumenism, and contemporary Christianity. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)