World Religions: An Indispensable Introduction

World Religions: An Indispensable Introduction

by Gerald R McDermott

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World Religions: An Indispensable Introduction by Gerald R McDermott

An essential introduction to eight of the world’s major religions. Gerald R. McDermott explains what you need to understand about major world religions in order to engage people of other faiths while better understanding your own Christian faith and practice. McDermott offers an overview of the central beliefs of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism, and Shinto. Each chapter includes explanations of traditions and rituals. McDermott discusses major figures within each religion.

Features include:

  • Insights from members of each religious community
  • Glossary of important terms

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781418545970
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 04/05/2011
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 884,807
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Gerald R. McDermott is Jordan-Trexler Professor of Religion at Roanoke College in Salem, VA and Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion. He is the author and editor of several books on the relationship between Christianity and other religions, as well as books on the 18th-century theologian Jonathan Edwards. He an Episcopal priest who serves as Teaching Pastor at St. John Lutheran Church (ELCA) Church in Roanoke, VA.

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