Reflect upon your reading of Wright’s ‘Simply Christian’ and Gonzalez’ ‘Church History: An Essential Guide’ and answer the question “what is the essence of Christianity?”
What is, boiled down to its basics, Christianity all about? What is it at its core/what is the central message?
Is Christianity about believing specific things, such as creeds and the insights of church councils? About living a certain way? Both/and?
In short, using Wright and Gonzalez, what do you think it means if someone identifies themselves as a Christian? Briefly, what do you think is the essence of Christianity?
Defend your view thoughtfully in conversation with class material.