World Religions: An Investigation of the Origins, Nature, and Doctrines of Seven Major World Religions: A Brief and Concise Handbook on

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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....
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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781470154554
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/28/2012
  • Pages: 76
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.16 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles C. Lantz, M.A., Ph.D. has been an ordained minister for over 20 years, 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 the Lord Jesus Christ on a full-time basis ministering primarily to college and university students. In 1991, Lantz enrolled in Covington Theological Seminary, Georgia. He earned the Master of Ministry degree, and then went on to study theology and earned the Master of Theology degree. From there, he enrolled in a Master of Arts degree in Biblical Studies where every book of the Old and New Testaments were studied in detail. He graduated from Trinity Theological Seminary with a Master of Arts degree in Biblical Studies in the summer of 1994. He is fascinated with the Old Testament Panorama from Genesis all the way to Malachi, the last Old Testament prophetic book. He received his Doctor of Philosophy degree (PhD) in Religious Studies from International Seminary in 1998.
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