Five Events that Made Christianity
Christmas, Good Friday, Easter, Ascension and Pentecost
'Jesus was a pest to the Romans and a threat to the religious leadership, so they threw him on to the rubbish dump. Little did they realize that it was like trying to put out a fire with petrol. The whole world exploded.'
With characteristic style, John Pritchard takes us on pilgrimage to the Holy Land, as he unpacks the five great events that made Christianity - Christmas, Good Friday, Easter, Ascension and Pentecost. We explore:
What did it mean?
What does it mean for us?
Absorbing, immediate and full of stories, this volume offers deeply considered theology, brilliantly communicated to connect with life as we actually experience it.
'Vividly elucidates the familiar but often not-quite-understood beliefs at the centre of the Christian faith.'
Dominic Barrington, Dean of Chicago
Praise for John Pritchard:
Rowan Williams on God Lost and Found: 'Unusually honest . . . superbly well focused.'
Justin Welby on Living Faithfully: 'A very good book by an exceptional leader . . . takes one back to the face of Christ and the realities of Christian discipleship.'
The Rt Revd John Pritchard is Bishop of Oxford. He was Bishop of Jarrow and, before that, Archdeacon of Canterbury. He has written many books for SPCK, including How to Explain Your Faith (2006), The Life and Work of a Priest (2007), Living Jesus (2010), God Lost and Found (2011) and Living Faithfully (April 2013).