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.
What should Christian witness look like in our contemporary society? In this timely book, Alan Noble looks at our cultural moment, characterized by technological distraction and the growth of secularism, laying out individual, ecclesial, and cultural practices that disrupt our society's deep-rooted assumptions and point beyond them to the transcendent grace and beauty of Jesus.
In this clear introduction to Buddhism, Keith Yandell and Harold Netland lay out the central metaphysical claims of this significant world religion and then offer an honest comparison with Christianity, acknowledging some overlap of belief while also noting the clear and significant differences between the two religions.
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.
Harold Netland traces the emergence of the pluralistic ethos that challenges Christian faith and mission, interacting heavily with philosopher John Hick and providing a framework for developing a comprehensive evangelical theology of religions.
James A. Herrick offers an intellectual history of the New Religious Synthesis, examining the challenges it poses to Judeo-Christian tradition, demonstrating its sources and manifestations in contemporary culture, and questioning its acceptance in church and society.
Winfried Corduan offers brief, basic descriptions of twelve of the world's major religions. He also includes shorter descriptions of sixteen newer religions, and an overview of tribal and traditional religions.
Drawing on his two decades in the Middle East, Mike Kuhn calls Christians to approach Muslims not by the broad road of fear and self-preservation, but by the narrow road of empathy and deep listening.
Christine Mallouhi, who married into a Muslim family and has lived much of her life in the Middle East, uses St. Francis of Assisi as an example of how Christians can approach Muslims with acceptance, love and the gospel of Christ.