For all who want to understand the religious faiths of their neighbors and coworkers, Winfried Corduan offers an introduction to the religions of the world. His survey covers major and minor religions including Judaism, Islam, Zoroastrianism, African traditional religions, Native American religion, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Baha'i, Chinese popular religion, and Shinto and Japanese religions.
Neighboring Faiths emphasizes not just formal religious teachings but also how each religion is practiced in daily life. Dozens of photographs, charts and maps help illustrate how the faiths are lived out in contemporary culture. Moving beyond mere description, Corduan offers specific suggestions for how Christians can avoid giving unnecessary offense to followers of these faiths while engaging them in constructive dialogue.
This edition has been thoroughly revised and expanded, with a new chapter on Islam after 9/11 and additional material throughout.
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About the Author
Winfried Corduan (Ph.D., Rice University) is professor emeritus of philosophy and religion at Taylor University, Upland, Indiana. He has led many undergraduate tours focusing on the lived religious traditions of various parts of the world. He is the author of several books, including Handmaid to Theology, Reasonable Faith: Basic Christian Apologetics, Neighboring Faiths and A Tapestry of Faiths.
Table of Contents
List of Figures, Maps and Tables
Preface to the Second Edition
Acknowledgments in the First Edition
Introduction to the First Edition
1. Religion: Study and Practice
3. Islam: Basics and Issues
4. Islam: Understanding 9/11 and Radical Islam
7. Traditional Religions: Introduction and African Religion
8. Native American Religion
13. Chinese Popular Religion
14. Shinto and Japanese Religions