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Christianity And Religious Diversity

Author : Harold A. Netland
ISBN : 9781441221902
Genre : Religion
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This book explores how religions have changed in a globalized world and how Christianity is unique among them. Harold Netland, an expert in philosophical aspects of religion and pluralism, offers a fresh analysis of religion in today's globalizing world. He challenges misunderstandings of the concept of religion itself and shows how particular religious traditions, such as Buddhism, undergo significant change with modernization and globalization. Netland then responds to issues concerning the plausibility of Christian commitments to Jesus Christ and the unique truth of the Christian gospel in light of religious diversity. The book concludes with basic principles for living as Christ's disciples in religiously diverse contexts.

Beyond The Burning Times

Author : Philip Johnson
ISBN : 9780745959382
Genre : Religion
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A fascinating dialogue between a Pagan and a Christian. Gus DiZerega, an American pagan and and an academic engages in debate with Philip Johnson, an Australian Christian theologian. The two debate questions such as the nature of spirituality, who or what is deity, how humans relate to the divine, the sacred feminine, gender and sexuality, and the teachings and claims of Jesus. At the end of the book another Pagan writer comments on what Philip Johnson has argued, and another Christian comments on what Gus DiZerega has argued. Paganism is acknowledged as the fastest growing 'religion' in western Europe and this book helps readers to engage with it and with orthodox Christian belief.

Encountering Religious Pluralism

Author : Harold Netland
ISBN : 083081552X
Genre : Religion
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Critically analyzes the origins and influence of contemporary religious pluralism. Specifically addresses the theological philosophies of John Hick. Also discusses Christian apologetic-ism.

A God Of Many Understandings

Author : Todd Miles
ISBN : 9780805448221
Genre : Religion
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A thoughtful Christian theology of religions that emphasizes the no-compromise importance of faith in Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit in relation to others' beliefs.

Dissonant Voices

Author : Harold A. Netland
ISBN : 1573830828
Genre : Religion
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Can Only One Religion Be True

Author : Robert B. Stewart
ISBN : 9781451426373
Genre : Religion
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This volume highlights points of agreement and disagreement on the subject of religious pluralism. The dialogue partners in the discussion are Paul F. Knitter, Paul Tillich Professor of Theology, World Religions, and Culture at Union Theological Seminary, and Harold A Netland, professor of Mission and Evangelism and director of Intercultural Studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. A transcript of the March 2009 Point-Counterpoint event between Knitter and Netland allows the reader to see how each presents his position in light of the others, as well as their responses to selected audience questions. The balance of the volume is comprised of substantive essays on various facets of the question of religious pluralism from a diverse set of scholars. The Greer Heard Point-Counterpoint series takes pride in presenting a fair and balanced case for both sides of complex issues, and in providing the tools for students and scholars to form their own conclusions.

Understanding Christian Muslim Relations

Author : Clinton Bennett
ISBN : 9781441180308
Genre : Religion
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For centuries Christians and Muslims have engaged with each other in manifold ways, peaceful and otherwise, be it in scholarly study, or in war and colonization. Today, Christians represent an influential body of opinion that largely perceives Islam, post 9/11, as a threat. Yet Muslims represent approximately one third of the world's population. Improved understanding between Christians and Muslims is therefore crucial and a prerequisite for universal peace and justice. This book aims to investigate Islam's place in the world, Muslim aspirations vis-a-vis non-Muslims and the realities of how Muslims are perceived and how they perceive others. Each chapter analyses accessible texts from central thinkers and commentators, broadly split into two camps: confrontational or conciliatory. Christian-Muslim relations are set in the wider context of civilizational, geo-political and economic interaction between the Muslim world and the historically Christian West.

Only One Way

Author : Gavin D'Costa
ISBN : 9780334044000
Genre : Religion
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An introductory textbook on Christian approaches to other world faiths.

Christianity At The Religious Roundtable

Author : Timothy Craig Tennent
ISBN : 9781585586158
Genre : Religion
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Argues that Christian dialogue with other faiths is an integral part of our call to proclaim the message of Christ.

Neighboring Faiths

Author : Winfried Corduan
ISBN : 9780830871971
Genre : Religion
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For all who want to understand the religious faiths of their neighbors and coworkers, Winfried Corduan offers an introduction to the religions of the world. His survey covers major and minor religions including Judaism, Islam, Zoroastrianism, African traditional religions, Native American religion, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Baha'i, Chinese popular religion, and Shinto and Japanese religions. Neighboring Faiths emphasizes not just formal religious teachings but also how each religion is practiced in daily life. Dozens of photographs, charts and maps help illustrate how the faiths are lived out in contemporary culture. Moving beyond mere description, Corduan offers specific suggestions for how Christians can avoid giving unnecessary offense to followers of these faiths while engaging them in constructive dialogue. This edition has been thoroughly revised and expanded, with a new chapter on Islam after 9/11 and additional material throughout.

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