Religion

Christianity Through Non-Christian Eyes

Author: Paul J. Griffiths

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Category: Religion

Page: 286

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Eye-opening essays by Buddhist, Hindus, Jews, Muslims provide insights to how Christianity is viewed in their communities--and why.
Religion

The Public Significance of Religion

Author: Leslie Francis

Publisher: BRILL

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Category: Religion

Page: 507

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The book reflects on the statement that religion represents a force in the public realms of society. Does religion regain public significanc in social debates and what are its characteristics in terms of topics and interests, actors and parties? How do different religious and non-religious groups evaluate the impact of religion on its public environment? These questions are reflected by an international group of scholars.
Religion

Beyond the Impasse

Author: Amos Yong

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

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Category: Religion

Page: 206

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Can Christians learn from other religions? This book offers a fascinating account of the nature, role, and purposes of religious diversity within God's providential plan.
Religion

Muslims and Christians Face to Face

Author: Kate Zebiri

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

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Category: Religion

Page: 272

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From the Crusades to the present day, the interrelationship between Islam and Christianity has been fraught with conflict, both theological and military. Yet events in 20th-century history, particularly the communications revolution, have meant that, after centuries of living in isolation from each other, Christians and Muslims find themselves participating in the same intellectual culture, and are having to review their assumptions about each other. In this work, Zebiri analyzes modern Muslim writings on Christianity and Christian writings on Islam to explore the issues central to Muslim-Christian relations. The literature surveyed is diverse - both popular and scholarly, varying in function, authorship and intended audience. Through its juxtaposition of the mutual perceptions of Muslims and Christians, the book provides an overview of the more important contrasts and similarities between the two religions.
Religion

Humble Confidence

Author: Benno van den Toren

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

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Category: Religion

Page: 242

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Benno van den Toren and Kang-San Tan provide a global, intercultural model of apologetics as crosscultural dialogue and accountable witness. Filled with Scriptural examples and real-world experiences, this is a conversational, patient, holistic, and embodied guide to creating true dialogue in our multicultural, multifaith world.
Religion

Perceptions of Christianity from People of Different Faiths

Author: Richard Tetlow

Publisher: AuthorHouse

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Category: Religion

Page: 360

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This is a personal, searching and positive book. It is rooted in five perceptions of Christianity from people of different faiths and responses from five Christians. Richard Tetlow sees mutual, loving relationships as priority for human well-being in our British multifaith society. He shows how Christians can listen to and learn from others about themselves for common benefit. He analyses perceptions themselves, including perceptions of God, their whys and wherefores. He challenges traditional Christian theology, structures and worship. Throughout, he asks questions in search of meaning, sincere faith and honest personal experience, both religious and non-religious and seeks recognition of the unity and diversity of all Life. Finally, he suggests ways forward.
Religion

Queering Christianity: Finding a Place at the Table for LGBTQI Christians

Author: Robert E. Shore-Goss

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

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Category: Religion

Page: 424

View: 606

A fascinating read for anyone seeking to understand the conflict between Christianity and LGBTQI individuals, this book is, as its editors proclaim, "a fearlessly wide vision of queer Christians finding a place within Christianity—and claiming their authentic experience and voice."
Religion

Trinity in Unity in Christian-Muslim Relations

Author: Risto Jukko

Publisher: BRILL

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Category: Religion

Page: 377

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Through a systematic analysis of official Vatican documents, this book shows that the Trinitarian basis of recent Roman Catholic theology of religions has led the Church to adopt a dialectical attitude towards Islam.
Religion

Buddhist-Christian Dialogue as Theological Exchange

Author: Ernest M. Valea

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

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Category: Religion

Page: 262

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This book is intended to encourage the use of comparative theology in contemporary Buddhist-Christian dialogue as a new approach that would truly respect each religious tradition's uniqueness and make dialogue beneficial for all participants interested in a real theological exchange. As a result of the impasse reached by the current theologies of religions (exclusivism, inclusivism, and pluralism) in formulating a constructive approach in dialogue, this volume assesses the thought of the founding fathers of an academic Buddhist-Christian dialogue in search of clues that would encourage a comparativist approach. These founding fathers are considered to be three important representatives of the Kyoto School--Kitaro Nishida, Keiji Nishitani, and Masao Abe--and John Cobb, an American process theologian. The guiding line for assessing their views of dialogue is the concept of human perfection, as it is expressed by the original traditions in Mahayana Buddhism and Orthodox Christianity. Following Abe's methodology in dialogue, an Orthodox contribution to comparative theology proposes a reciprocal enrichment of traditions, not by syncretistic means, but by providing a better understanding and even correction of one's own tradition when considering it in the light of the other, while using internal resources for making the necessary corrections.