Christianity and Religious Diversity

Author: Harold A. Netland
Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 1441221905
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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.

Encountering Religious Pluralism

Author: Harold Netland
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830815524
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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
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 0805448225
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Neighboring Faiths

Author: Winfried Corduan
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830839704
Format: PDF, Kindle
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For students seeking to understand what other religions believe and practice, and for small groups and churches who want to become more effective in reaching those from other cultures and religions, Neighboring Faiths is an indispensable guide.

Understanding Christian Muslim Relations

Author: Clinton Bennett
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826487823
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A topical investigation into Christian-Muslim relationships, which highlights the important need for improved understanding between the two communities in order develop universal peace and justice.

The Concept of Self in Hinduism Buddhism and Christianity and Its Implication for Interfaith Relations

Author: Kiseong Shin
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 153260095X
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This is the first comparative study of the self and no-self in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Christianity. In spite of doctrinal differences within these three belief systems, they agree that human beings are in a predicament from which they need to be liberated. Indian religions, including Hinduism and Buddhism, share the belief that human nature is inherently perfectible, while the epistemological and psychological limitation of the human being is integral to Christian belief. Regarding the immortality of the human being, Hinduism and Christianity traditionally and generally agree that human beings, as atman or soul, possess intrinsic immortality. On the contrary, Buddhism teaches the doctrine of no-self (anatta). Further, in their quest to analyze the human predicament and attempt a way out of it, they employ different concepts, such as sin and salvation in Christianity, attachment (tanka) and enlightenment (nirvana) in Buddhism, and ignorance (avidya) and liberation (moksa) in Hinduism. This volume seeks to show that that behind these concepts are deep concerns related to human existence and its relationship with the whole creation. These common concerns can be a basis for a greater understanding and dialogue between Christians, Hindus, and Buddhists.

Jesus in Muslim Christian Conversation

Author: Mark Beaumont
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1532613555
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Jesus is a revered messenger of God for Muslims and Lord and Savior for Christians. How can Muslims and Christians relate to each other when this figure from the past attracts them yet drives them apart? Jesus is the very center of the Christian faith, but for Muslims he is a faithful witness to God, who is central to Islam. In the twenty-first century, is it possible for Muslims and Christians to relate to each other around him? This book is an attempt to bring together two representative voices from Muslim and Christian communities to talk about Jesus. Ibrahim is a Sunni Sufi Muslim who has studied Christianity and has been active as an academic in the Western world. Paul is an Evangelical Protestant who has lived in the Muslim world and has been engaged in teaching religious studies in the West. The conversation begins with the conception of Jesus and ends with his return from heaven and deals with his earthly work in between. His miraculous activity, his teaching, and the titles he has been given are considered in detail, and differences over the ending of Jesus’ life are debated.

Beyond the Burning Times

Author: Philip Johnson
Publisher: Lion Books
ISBN: 0745959385
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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.

Darwinism and Its Discontents

Author: Michael Ruse
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052182947X
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This book presents an ardent defence of Darwin's theory of evolution, exploring recent controversies such as Creationism.