Charles Craig Lantz, M.A., Ph.D. is a passionate BIBLE and THEOLOGY scholar, he has ministry experience in college and youth ministry, and has been involved in several mission outreaches overseas to Europe in Ireland, Germany, England, Holland, and Norway, as well as outreaches in South America to the Capital of Brazil, Rio De Janerio. Lantz graduated from Western Michigan University in 1986, with a Bachelor's of Science degree. While attending WMU he became very involved in student ministry, campus evangelism, and desired to serve GOD on a full-time basis ministering primarily to college and university students until retiring in 2004. During his days of campus ministry, Lantz earned graduate and post-graduate degree's in Theology, Biblical Studies, and Religious Studies. He has authored 12 books and is currently working on a Doctor of Theology degree with a focus in APOLOGETICS.
World Religions: An Investigation of the Origins, Nature, and Doctrines of Seven Major World Religions: A Brief and Concise Handbook onby Charles Craig Lantz, Dr Charles Craig Lantz
This brief and concise handbook on "World Religions" will examine and survey the history and origins of seven non-Christian religions that are vastly different from Christianity in many ways. These religions that will be investigated include: Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Zoroastrianism, Sikhism, and Islam. There are many so-called "Christian" religions that exist in our world today, such as, The Jehovah Witnesses, Mormonism, Christian Science, The Way International, and the World-wide Church of God. In these so called "Christian" religions, Jesus is regarded as a central figure. The reason that this examination is necessary is that, in all of these seven non-Christian religions, Jesus Christ is NOT a central part of their teaching or doctrine. At most, as in Islam, Jesus is regarded as just a prophet, a good moral teacher, or as just another historical figure for most non-Christian religions. In light of this reason, we feel it is a worthy investigation to examine and survey these seven religions in which Christ has no special significant part to play. This concise study will examine the nature and origins of these seven world religions, their basic doctrines and beliefs, and will look at their historical roots, and the results of their impact upon the world. Also, we will examine "how" their central teachings and doctrines differ from historical Christianity. It is the authors hope that the reader will gain some new insights as to the religious nature of man, and see how the search for real meaning and true religion has manifested itself in many different forms throughout history. This handbook is a MUST READ for everyone seeking understanding of how Christianity is uniquely different from these other seven major world religions.
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