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What is the Point of Being a Christian?

What is the Point of Being a Christian?

Author: Timothy Radcliffe
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What is the point of being a Christian? One is pointed to God, who is the point of everything. If one thinks of religion as just 'useful' then one has reduced it to another consumer product. But if we are pointed to God, then this should make a difference to how we live. This is not a moral superiority. Christians are usually no better than anyone lse. But the lives of Christians shoiuld be marked by some form of hope, freedom, happiness, and courage. If they are not then why should believe a word we say?

In this new book, Timothy Radcliffe is at his best, writing with a prophetic edge. His argument for Christian belief is profoundly catholic and profoundly human. But what is just as remarkable, Radcliffe's argument for and interpretation of Christian Gospel is couched in a deep understanding of human nature and the problems and anxieties of modern men and women. Radcliffe is far distant from the theologian's ivory tower and yet his understandign of the Gospel is profoundly theological.


Winner of Michael Ramsey Prize for Theological Writing 2007.

Author description

Timothy Radcliffe OP is a priest and a Dominican friar. He has taught scripture in the University of Oxford and in his mid-forties was elected Master General of the Dominican Order.

Table of contents

Mission; Christian Engagement; Singing God's Praise.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780860123699
  • : 84746
  • : 84746
  • : November 2005
  • : 216mm X 138mm X 17mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Timothy Radcliffe
  • : Paperback
  • : 248.482
  • : 224
  • : Illustrations