For more than thirty years, The Universe Next Door has set the standard for an introduction to worldviews. In this fifth edition James Sire offers concise and clear introductions to theism, deism, naturalism, Marxism, nihilism, existentialism, Eastern monism, New Age philosophy and postmodernism. Features a new chapter on Islam.
New expressions of church, including so-called "insider" movements, are proliferating among non-Christian religious communities worldwide. Drawing on the growing social-scientific work on emergent theory, Darren Duerksen and William Dyrness explore how all Christian movements have been and are engaged in a "reverse hermeneutic," where the gospel is read and interpreted through existing cultural and religious norms.
Christianity is not only a global but also an intercultural phenomenon. In this third volume of his three-volume Intercultural Theology, Henning Wrogemann proposes that we need to go beyond currently trending theologies of mission to formulate both a theory of interreligious relations and a related but methodologically independent theology of interreligious relations.
Why do worldviews matter? What characterizes a Christian worldview? Part of being a thoughtful Christian means being able to understand and express the Christian worldview as well as developing an awareness of the variety of worldviews. Well organized, clearly written, and featuring aids for learning, this is the essential text for either the classroom or for self-study.
How do we make sense of the world's different religions? In this creative thought experiment, Peter Kreeft invites us to encounter dialogues on the major faiths with his characters Thomas Keptic, Bea Lever, and Professor Fesser. Ultimately Kreeft gives us helpful tools for thinking fairly and critically about competing religious beliefs and how they relate to one another.
In The Future of the Global Church, Patrick Johnstone, author of six editions of the phenomenal prayer guide, Operation World, draws on his fifty years experience to present a breathtaking, full-color graphical and textual overview of the past, present and possible future of the church around the world.
Christ's Empowering Presence looks at the Spiritual Disciplines through the eyes of both classical and contemporary writers, a process that changed the author's life.
Winfried Corduan describes the beliefs and real-life practices of the world's religions, including Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Native American religions and Baha'i. This edition has been thoroughly revised and expanded, with a new chapter on Islam after 9/11 and additional material throughout.
More than ever before, Christians need to explain why they follow Jesus and not the Buddha or Confucius or Krishna or Muhammed. This evangelical theology of religions addresses the problem of truth and revelation, and takes seriously the normative claims of other traditions. McDermott shows readers what Christians can learn from world religions without sacrificing the finality of Christ.
Vinoth Ramachandra explores the complex nature of conflict between the major world religions of Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Christianity, passionately demonstrating how the message of Christianity actually provides a basis for a truly democratic and multicultural society.
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