“In a culture marked by increasing levels of biblical and religious illiteracy, Gail Ramshaw offers the thoughtful student a cogent, straightforward, and engaging introduction to the study of Christianity. What is Christianity? leads students into a clear-eyed examination of what binds and separates millions of Christians across the globe. The work of a distinguished author and gifted teacher, What is Christianity? bears the imprint of many years in the classroom with skeptical and inquisitive undergraduates—a gift to the thousands of us who teach university students week in and week out.”
Pacific Lutheran University
“Gail Ramshaw has written a textbook that is both accessible for undergraduates and innovative in its presentation of Christianity. By using a variety of scholars to introduce each chapter with an ‘outsider’s’ view, the book will appeal to the growing segment of ‘nones’ who populate the required religion courses at many Christian-affiliated universities and colleges. At the end of each chapter is a gold mine of suggested activities, readings, and assignments that new and veteran professors will welcome.”
"With lucid prose and with apt and arresting graphics, this text befriends the studious reader. Its organization for a comprehensive but comfortable semester, its opportunities for professorial creativity, and its erudition all together announce to the professor teaching an introductory course on Christian history—Choose me."
La Salle University