Handbook of Religion: A Christian Engagement with Traditions, Teachings, and Practices

Handbook of Religion: A Christian Engagement with Traditions, Teachings, and Practices

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Overview

This comprehensive handbook provides a Christian perspective on religion and its many manifestations around the world. Written by top religion scholars from a broad spectrum of Christianity, it introduces world religions, indigenous religious traditions, and new religious movements. Articles explore the relationship of other religions to Christianity, providing historical perspective on past encounters and highlighting current issues. The book also contains articles by adherents of non-Christian religions, offering readers an insider's perspective on various religions and their encounters with Christianity. Maps, timelines, and sidebars are included.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441246004
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/04/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 832
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

Terry C. Muck (PhD, Northwestern University), now retired, served as executive director of the Louisville Institute in Louisville, Kentucky, a center supporting research and leadership education on American religion. Harold A. Netland (PhD, Claremont Graduate University) is director of the PhD in Intercultural Studies program and professor of philosophy of religion and intercultural studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. Gerald R. McDermott (PhD, University of Iowa) is Anglican Chair of Divinity/History and Doctrine at Beeson Divinity School, Samford University, in Birmingham, Alabama.
Terry C. Muck (PhD, Northwestern University) has been a religious studies scholar for more than thirty-five years. Prior to his retirement, he served as executive director of the Louisville Institute after teaching for many years at Austin Presbyterian Seminary and Asbury Theological Seminary. Muck has authored or edited numerous books, including Christianity Encountering World Religions, Handbook of Religion, and Ministry and Theology in Global Perspective: Contemporary Challenges for the Church. He is cofounder and president of the Society for Buddhist Christian Studies and has been the lead writer for three Christian interfaith statements.
Harold A. Netland (PhD, Claremont Graduate University) is professor of philosophy of religion and intercultural studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where he also directs the PhD in intercultural studies program. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including Encountering Religious Pluralism: The Challenge to Christian Faith and Mission, Dissonant Voices: Religious Pluralism and the Question of Truth, A Trinitarian Theology of Religions, and Buddhism: A Christian Exploration and Appraisal. He is also the coeditor of Globalizing Theology and Handbook of Religion.
Gerald R. McDermott (PhD, University of Iowa) is Anglican Chair of Divinity at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama. He previously taught at Roanoke College and is an Anglican priest. McDermott is the author, coauthor, or editor of numerous books, including Israel Matters, Famous Stutterers, The Theology of Jonathan Edwards, God's Rivals: Why Has God Allowed Different Religions?, Can Evangelicals Learn from World Religions?, World Religions: An Indispensable Introduction, and A Trinitarian Theology of Religions. He has written for Christianity Today, the Christian Century, and First Things.

Table of Contents

Contents
Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: World Religions
Part 3: Indigenous Religions
Part 4: New Religious Movements
Part 5: Essays

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