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Remedial Christianity: What Every Believer Should Know about the Faith but Probably Doesn’t

Not only have my incoming students exhibited little sense of what it means to assert that Christians are historically monotheists (as opposed, say, to deists, pantheists, or monists), but their initial comments about God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit (much less the Trinity) have been so vague and superficial (and often purely sentimental) as to reflect little real understanding. Consequently, any profession of faith that my students might make or notion of salvation that they might harbor is groundless, free-floating, and without context — theological, existential, psychological, or sociological.

“For years I have wished to find a book that is sufficiently lucid and cogent to be understood by non-specialists.” — Rick Hubbard, The American Alliance for Religious Literacy

“This book is a wonderful introductory text . . . a clear and readable overview of Christianity that mixes humor with education.” — Rev. Dr. Mary Tumpkin, President, Universal Foundation for Better Living

About the Author
Paul Alan Laughlin is Professor and Chair of the Department of Religion and Philosophy at Otterbein College, Westerville, Ohio, where he teaches Comparative Religions and American Religious History. An ordained minister, he is a frequent leader of workshops and seminars on the relationship between Christianity and Eastern religions.

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