Spirituality Based Inquiry

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It is over two thousand years since Jesus died. Jesus was born a Jew in the Roman province of Palestine (present-day Israel, Palestine and Jordan). Christians are people who try to follow the example and teachings of Jesus; share a common core of beliefs with other Christians, and apply common principles to their ways of worshipping and expressing their religious faith.

Many people of other faiths recognise Jesus as a great teacher, whereas Christians believe that he is God, or 'the Son of God', who chose to take on human form in order to reconcile humanity to God, and to restore the relationship that had been broken by human disobedience.

Breuilly, E, O'Brien, J & Palmer, M 1997, Religions of the world: the illustrated guide to origins, beliefs, traditions & festivals, Macdonald Young Books, London, p. 43.

Keene, M 2001, Examining four religions, Collins Education, London, p. 138

Library Resources
AV Resources
Eight Aspects
Web Resources

Library Resources

Dewey Number

  • 230 = Christianity
  • 232 = Jesus Christ

Keyword searching

  • Christianity
  • Jesus
  • Jesus Christ

Many of the Library's books on World Religions have chapters devoted to Christianity. They provide good outlines of the beliefs and practices of this religion.

Collection highlights

There are many books in both the Library and the Religious Education Faculty's resources that will help your research on this topic. The following list may help you get started:


Britannica eStax

Reference Resources

Two reference shelf highlights:


  • Bingham, J.. (2007), 'Spreading the word', in Christianity, Arcturus Publishing, London, pages 10-13.

AV Resources

For full details on AV material 'Christianity' available from the Mary Mackillop library you will need to go to the Library catalogue.

Eight Aspects


Myths and other stories

Sacred texts



Social Structures

Ethical principles and oral or written codes of behaviour

Religious experiences and spirituality

Web Resources