The Christian faith is founded upon the life, death, resurrection and teaching of Jesus of Nazareth who was born about two thousand years ago in Palestine. Christianity is a worldwide religion with over 2,000 million adherents. This is about 32% of the world’s population.


The resources contained in the list of subjects to the right are a basic introduction to the facts and beliefs of Christianity. They are a portal or window into the world of Christianity and by following the websites and bibliographies, an enquirer may discover more about this faith.


The six units are based on the QCA non-statutory framework for Religious Education and the Areas of Enquiry. They provide not only a comprehensive guide to the factual and belief structures of Christianity but also address the issues that Christianity encounters as it engages with the 21st century.


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About the Authors


This section was written by Dick Powell and Mark Plater.


Dick Powell taught Religious Education for over twenty years in maintained schools in Cambridge and the West Country before joining the Culham Institute in 2001 to head up the TeachRE project. Upon completion of the project, Dick joined the Diocese of Truro as Assistant Secretary to the diocese, but returned to Religious Education consultancy work in 2006.


Mark Plater has been involved in the teaching of Religious Education since 1975. After studying at Westhill College in Birmingham he taught for ten years in secondary modern, comprehensive, and international schools in East Sussex, Kent, and north India. On return from India, he trained as a Counsellor in the USA, and then accepted a post as a church youth worker for three years in Hove. This led on to fifteen years of diocesan work, first as an RE adviser and then as Director of Education with Chelmsford and Southwell dioceses respectively. In 2004 Mark transferred across to the higher education sector, taking a post in Religious Education at St Martin’s College, Lancaster, and then at Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln.