Encountering world religions : a Christian introduction / Irving Hexham.Material type: TextPublication details: Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan Academic, 2019. Description: 223 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cmISBN: 9780310588603; 031058860XSubject(s): Christianity and other religionsDDC classification: 261.2 LOC classification: BR127 | .H49 2019
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Welcome back to the first century -- The experiential core of primal religions -- Encountering African traditional religions -- Africa's forgotten Christian heritage -- The essence of Yogic religions -- The way of the Buddha -- The nothingness of Buddhism -- The bewildering complexity of Hinduism -- The enigma of Hinduism -- The Abramic tradition -- The travails of Judaism -- Christians and Jews after the Holocaust -- The mission of Islam -- Responding to Islam.
The diversity of the world's religions has come to the West, but believers are often ill-equipped for any kind of serious engagement with non-Christians. In Encountering World Religions, professor and author Irving Hexham introduces all the world's major religious traditions in a brief and understandable way. Hexham outlines key beliefs and practices in each religion, while also providing guidance on how to think critically about them from the standpoint of Christian theology. African, yogic, and Abrahamic traditions are all covered. Accessible and clear, Encountering World Religions will provide formal and lay students alike with a useful Christian introduction to the major faiths of our world