Are All Religions One?

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As we look at the claims of many religions and their leaders, does it make sense that one of them, Christianity, has the right to claim the truth? Or are all religions the same at the core?

In this concise and helpful booklet, Douglas Groothuis examines the basic doctrines of great world religions, including Islam and nondualistic Hinduism, and compares them to Christianity. He concludes that all religions are not one. But he assures us that ...

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Overview

As we look at the claims of many religions and their leaders, does it make sense that one of them, Christianity, has the right to claim the truth? Or are all religions the same at the core?

In this concise and helpful booklet, Douglas Groothuis examines the basic doctrines of great world religions, including Islam and nondualistic Hinduism, and compares them to Christianity. He concludes that all religions are not one. But he assures us that diverse people can find oneness at the foot of Christ's cross.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780877840985
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/1996
  • Series: Booklets Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Product dimensions: 3.51 (w) x 5.06 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

Douglas R. Groothuis (Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Oregon) is professor of philosophy at Denver Seminary in Denver, Colorado. He has also been a visiting professor or adjunct faculty member at Fuller Theological Seminary (Colorado Springs extension), Metropolitan State College of Denver, Westminster Theological Seminary (California campus), University of Oregon, New College Berkeley and Seattle Pacific University.

His articles have been published in professional journals such as Religious Studies, Sophia, Theory and Research in Education, Philosophia Christi, Themelios, Think: A Journal of the Royal Institute of Philosophy, Christian Scholar's Review, Inquiry and Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society. He has written several books, including Truth Decay, In Defense of Natural Theology (coeditor), Unmasking the New Age, Jesus in an Age of Controversy, Deceived by the Light, The Soul in Cyberspace, and, in the Wadsworth Philosophers Series, On Pascal and On Jesus.

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Table of Contents

Introduction The Elephant and the Blind Men What Is Religion?
Ultimate Reality: Trinity, Allah or Brahman?
The Human Condition: Sinful, Defective or Divine?
Spiritual Liberation: Faith, Works or Enlightenment?
Assessing the Differences John Hick's Religious Pluralism Accounting for Jesus Christ Notes Bibliography
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