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World Christianity Encounters World Religions

World Christianity Encounters World Religions Book
Author : Edmund Kee-Fook Chia
Publisher : Liturgical Press
Release : 2018-10-23
ISBN : 0814684475
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Synthesizing the thinking of the most prominent scholars, professor Edmund Chia discusses practically everything that should be known about Christianity’s encounter with other religions in this comprehensive book. Topics include: the invention of the idea of World Religions and World Christianity the Bible and the church’s attitude toward other faiths Vatican II, Asian Christianity, and interfaith dialogue the what, why, when, and how of dialogue the global ecumenical movement theologies of religious pluralism cross-textual hermeneutics comparative theology interfaith worship religious syncretism multiple religious belonging interfaith learning in seminaries.

World Christianity Encounters World Religions

World Christianity Encounters World Religions Book
Author : Edmund Chia
Publisher : Liturgical Press Academic
Release : 2018-12
ISBN : 081468422X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Synthesizing the thinking of the most prominent scholars, professor Edmund Chia discusses practically everything that should be known about Christianity's encounter with other religions in this comprehensive book. Topics include: the invention of the idea of World Religions and World Christianity the Bible and the church's attitude toward other faiths Vatican II, Asian Christianity, and interfaith dialogue the what, why, when, and how of dialogue the global ecumenical movement theologies of religious pluralism cross-textual hermeneutics comparative theology interfaith worship religious syncretism multiple religious belonging interfaith learning in seminaries.

Asian Christianity and Theology

Asian Christianity and Theology Book
Author : Edmund Kee-Fook Chia
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2021-08-20
ISBN : 1000425045
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides a comprehensive exploration of Asian Christianity and Theology, with emphasis on how it has developed in different parts of the continent and in the different eras, especially since the end of colonialism in Asia. Asian Theology refers to a unique way of theological reflection characterized by specific methodologies that evolved in postcolonial Asia. Premised on the thinking of Asian Church leaders and scholars, its focus is on the dialogue with the many cultures (inculturation), many religions (interreligious dialogue), and many poor (integral liberation) of Asia. The book looks at each of these ministries in detail, foregrounding Asian biblical hermeneutics, Christianity’s engagement with Hinduism, Confucianism, and Islam, Asian Women’s Theology, and the rise of Pentecostalism. The volume is valuable reading for scholars of religious studies, theology, world Christianity, Asian religions, and Asian studies.

Handbook of Religion

Handbook of Religion Book
Author : Terry C. Muck,Harold A. Netland,Gerald R. McDermott
Publisher : Baker Academic
Release : 2014-11-04
ISBN : 1441246002
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

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.

Traditionalists Muslims and Christians in Africa

Traditionalists  Muslims  and Christians in Africa Book
Author : Prince Sorie Conteh
Publisher : Cambria Press
Release : 2009-01
ISBN : 1604975962
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

As is the case for most of sub-Saharan Africa, African Traditional Religion (ATR) is the indigenous religion of Sierra Leone. When the early forebears and later progenitors of Islam and Christianity arrived, they met Sierra Leone indigenes with a remarkable knowledge of God and a structured religious system. Successive Muslim clerics, traders, and missionaries were respectful of and sensitive to the culture and religion of the indigenes who accommodated them and offered them hospitality. This approach resulted in a syncretistic brand of Islam. In contrast, most Christian missionaries adopted an exclusive and insensitive approach to African culture and religiosity. Christianity, especially Protestantism, demanded a complete abandonment of African culture and religion, and a total dedication to Christianity. This attitude is continued by some indigenous clerics and religious leaders to such an extent that Sierra Leone Indigenous Religion (SLIR) and its practitioners continue to be marginalised in Sierra Leone's interreligious dialogue and cooperation. Although the indigenes of Sierra Leone were and continue to be hospitable to Islam and Christianity, and in spite of the fact that SLIR shares affinity with Islam and Christianity in many theological and practical issues, and even though there are many Muslims and Christians who still hold on to traditional spirituality and culture, Muslim and Christian leaders of these immigrant religions are reluctant to include Traditionalists in interfaith issues in the country. The formation and constitution of the Inter-Religious Council of Sierra Leone (IRCSL), which has local and international recognition, did not include ATR. These considerations, then, beg the following questions: Why have Muslim and Christian leaders long marginalized ATR, its practices, and practitioners from interfaith dialogue and cooperation in Sierra Leone? What is lacking in ATR that continues to prevent practitioners of Christianity and Islam from officially involving Traditionalists in the socioreligious development of the country? This book investigates the reasons for the exclusion of ATR from interreligious dialogue/cooperation and ATR's relevance and place in the socioreligious landscape of Sierra Leone and the rest of the world. It also discusses possible ways for ATR's inclusion in the ongoing interfaith dialogue and cooperation in the country; this is important because people living side by side meet and interact personally and communally on a regular basis. As such, they share common resources; communal benefits; and the joys, crises, and sorrows of life. The social and cultural interaction and cooperation involved in this dialogue of life are what compel people to fully understand the worldviews of their neighbours and to seek out better relationships with them. Most of the extant books and courses about interreligious encounters and dialogue deal primarily with the interaction between two or more of the major world religions: Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Sikhism. This book fills a gap in the study of interreligious dialogue in Africa by taking into consideration the place and relevance of ATR in interreligious dialogue and cooperation in Sierra Leone. It provides the reader with basic knowledge of ATR, Islam, and Christianity in their Sierra Leonean contexts, and of interfaith encounters and dialogue among the three major faith traditions in Africa. As such, it provides for the first time a historical, chronological, and comparative study of interreligious encounters and dialogue among Traditionalists, Muslims, and Christians in Sierra Leone. Traditionalists, Muslims, and Christians in Africa is an important reference for scholars, researchers, religious leaders, missionaries, and all who are interested in interfaith cooperation and dialogue, especially among all three of Africa's major living religions-ATR, Islam, and Christianity."

Asian Christianity and Theology

Asian Christianity and Theology Book
Author : EDMUND KEE-FOOK. CHIA
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2021-08-20
ISBN : 9780367340810
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides a comprehensive exploration of Asian Christianity and Theology, considering how it is defined and how it has developed. Asian Theology refers to a unique way of theological reflection characterized by specific methodologies that evolved in postcolonial Asia. Premised on the thinking of Asian church leaders and scholars, its focus is on the dialogue with the many cultures (inculturation), many religions (interreligious dialogue), and many poor (integral liberation) of Asia. The chapters look at each of these ministries in detail, with coverage of Asian biblical hermeneutics, Christianity's engagement with Hinduism, Confucianism, and Islam, Asian women's theology, and the rise of Pentecostalism. The volume is valuable reading for scholars of Religious Studies, Theology, World Christianity, Asian Religion, and Asian Studies more generally.

From World Religions to Axial Civilizations and Beyond

From World Religions to Axial Civilizations and Beyond Book
Author : Saïd Amir Arjomand,Stephen Kalberg
Publisher : SUNY Press
Release : 2021-03-01
ISBN : 1438483414
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Essays in the field of comparative world religions and corresponding axial civilizations. The post–World War II idea of the Axial Age by Karl Jaspers, and as elaborated into the sociology of axial civilizations by S. N. Eisenstadt in the later twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, continues to be the subject of intense scholarly debate. Examples of this can be found in recent works of Hans Joas and Jürgen Habermas. In From World Religions to Axial Civilizations and Beyond, an internationally distinguished group of scholars discuss, advance, and criticize the Jaspers-Eisenstadt thesis, and go beyond it by bringing in the critical influence of Max Weber’s sociology of world religions and by exploring intercivilizational encounters in key world regions. The essays within this volume are of unusual interest for their original analysis of relatively neglected civilizational zones, especially Islam and the Islamicate civilization and the Byzantine civilization, and its continuation in Orthodox Russia. Saïd Amir Arjomand is Distinguished Professor of Sociology Emeritus at Stony Book University, State University of New York. Stephen Kalberg is Professor of Sociology Emeritus, Boston University.

Many Gods Many Lords

Many Gods  Many Lords Book
Author : Daniel B. Clendenin
Publisher : Baker Publishing Group (MI)
Release : 1995
ISBN : 9780801020599
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

A survey of different views of the uniqueness of Christianity suggests how Christians should represent their faith around other religions.

Tillich and World Religions

Tillich and World Religions Book
Author : Robison B. James
Publisher : Mercer University Press
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9780865548183
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The importance of Paul Tillich for understanding not only Christian faith but all religious systems is still being realized. Tillich is widely recognized as the theologian of the modern age--or, as many would have it, the postmodern age. For a new age of preoccupation with interreligious encounters--wherein tolerance may be the watchword but the quest for truth and faith maintains--Robison James reintroduces Tillich as an effective pedagogue for dealing with such encounters and for discovering, in the clamor of so many noisy, insistent religious systems, a voice of truth. James has reread Tillich with the specific purpose of discovering how we may deal with the many kinds of interreligious encounters that have been growing in frequency and importance. Such encounters, James points out, range from reading about "another religion" to "visiting" the other's observances, to dialogue with its members, to simply puzzling over how "my" faith (or nonfaith) relates to this or that "religion." Tillich's lifelong existential encounter with religious systems and his perceptive appraisal of those systems, James concludes, can lead us to the best attitude for our own quest for a way of faith and life among so many "ways" clamoring for our attention. Tillich's theology, James suggests, may best be understood as a synthesis of dialectics and paradox. Further--James contends--the attitude most characteristic of Tillich's thought, "reciprocal inclusivism, " is to be recommended as the best attitude for our own quest for the word of truth among so many noisy voices.

Confucianism and Christianity

Confucianism and Christianity Book
Author : Edmund Kee-Fook Chia
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2020-11-29
ISBN : 1000264238
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book reflects on three broad themes of Confucian-Christian relations to assist in the appreciation of the church’s theology of mission. While the themes of this volume are theological in orientation, the dialogue is engaged in from an interdisciplinary approach that prioritises the act of listening. Part I surveys the historical background necessary for an adequate understanding of the contemporary Confucian-Christian dialogues. It examines the history of Confucian-Christian relations, explores the Chinese Rites Controversy, and delineates the contemporary task of indigenizing Christianity by Sino-Christian theologians. Part II compares elements in the Confucian and Christian traditions that exemplify the epitome and fullness of spiritual development. It discusses the Confucian practice of rites (li), interrogates how the noble or exemplary person (junzi) competes, and outlines the Confucian understanding of sageliness (shengren). Lastly, Part III examines different aspects of the church’s engagements with the world outside of itself. It advocates for a Confucian-Christian hermeneutic of moral goodness, attends to the Confucian emphasis on moral self-cultivation, proposes that Confucian virtue ethics can shed light on Christian moral living, and offers a Confucian-Christian understanding of care for mother earth. This book is ideally suited to lecturers and students of both Christian studies and Confucian studies, as well as those engaged in mission studies and interfaith studies. It will also be a valuable resource for anyone interested in comparative religious and theological studies on Christianity and Confucianism.

The World s Religions

The World s Religions Book
Author : William A. Young
Publisher : Prentice Hall
Release : 2005
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

William A. Young employs a set of engaging, essential questions to draw students into a concise, contemporary study of the world's religions. Coverage includes major religions, as well as indigenous religions and new religious movements, providing basic history and worldviews of each. Unlike other leading texts on the market, Young devotes an entire section to twenty-first century ethical concerns--ecology, economics, war, capital punishment, abortion, euthanasia, gender, and sexual orientation--describing in a balanced manner how world religions understand and address these issues. FREE! BOUND INTO EVERY NEW COPY of "The World's Religions is The Sacred World: Encounters with the World's Religions, " Prentice Hall's new student tutorial on CD-ROM for world religion. Containing over 60 video segments on nine of the world's leading religions, it vividly illustrates key rituals and beliefs. Also included are a glossary of terms and self-assessment questions on the web tied directly to The Sacred World, to help improve student comprehension. The Sacred World brings the color, sound, and beauty of the world's religions right to students ...no matter where in the world they are! ALSO FREE! AND BUNDLED WITH EVERY NEW COPY of The World's Religions is Prentice Hall's exclusive TIME "Special Edition: World Religions." Recent articles and essays on the world's major religions bring currency to students' study of religion. Articles are highlighted at the end of chapters.

Encounters with the World s Religions

Encounters with the World s Religions Book
Author : Brad Karelius
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release : 2015-05-15
ISBN : 1498200028
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

A spectacular stretch of earth, the Eastern Sierra region of California reveals volcanic reefs, desert sand dunes, majestic mountains, and snow-fed lakes and rivers. Drawing on forty years of college teaching on the world's religions, Professor Brad Karelius is your guide, uncovering deep spiritual dimensions in this achingly beautiful place. This book shares crystallizations of religious wisdom collected through the ages, and finely tuned descriptions of holy sites, which you may visit, that will draw you deeper in your personal encounters with world spiritualities.

John Hick s Pluralist Philosophy of World Religions

John Hick s Pluralist Philosophy of World Religions Book
Author : Paul R. Eddy
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release : 2015-06-22
ISBN : 1498230598
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

According to John Hick's model of religious pluralism, all the world's great religions present equally valid ways of understanding and responding to the same ultimate Reality. This book offers an exposition of, and critical response to, Hick's model. Following an introductory chapter that surveys dominant approaches to religious diversity, the rise and development of Hick's pluralist interpretation of religions is traced. Finally, a critical assessment of Hick's mature pluralist model is offered. The conclusion: Hick's model is ultimately unsuccessful in overcoming the pluralist's most difficult conceptual problem, namely providing an adequate account of the fact that the world's religions understand the divine Reality in often contradictory ways. Ultimately, Hick's own solution threatens two of his long-cherished goals: a robust religious realism and a tradition-neutral religious pluralism.

Encountering Religious Pluralism

Encountering Religious Pluralism Book
Author : Harold Netland
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Release : 2001-08-14
ISBN : 9780830815524
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Harold Netland traces the emergence of the pluralistic ethos that challenges Christian faith and mission, interacting heavily with philosopher John Hick and providing a framework for developing a comprehensive evangelical theology of religions.

World Christianity in Muslim Encounter

World Christianity in Muslim Encounter Book
Author : Stephen R. Goodwin
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2009-04-10
ISBN : 1847065112
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Volume 2 of a unique collection, offering a veritable Who's Who of renowned Christian and Muslim scholars that have shaped the course of Christian-Muslim dialogue.

World Christianity

World Christianity Book
Author : Tan, Jonathan Y.,Tran, Anh Q.
Publisher : Orbis Books
Release : 2016-04-13
ISBN : 1608336360
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Download World Christianity book written by Tan, Jonathan Y.,Tran, Anh Q., available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Inter Religious Dialogue

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Inter Religious Dialogue Book
Author : Catherine Cornille
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2020-06-08
ISBN : 1119572592
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This comprehensive volume brings together a distinguished editorial team, including some of the field’s pioneers, to explore the aims, practice, and historical context of interfaith collaboration. Explores in full the background, history, objectives, and discourse between the leaders and practitioners of the world’s major religions Examines relations between religions from around the world, moving well beyond the common focus on Christianity, to also cover over 12 major religions Features a wealth of case studies on contemporary interreligious dialogue Charts a long-term shift away from a competitive rivalry between belief systems, and a change in focus towards the more respectful, cooperative approach reflected in institutions such as the World Council of Churches Includes up-to-date commentary on the growing dialogue of recent years, written by some of the leading figures working in the field of interfaith discourse

Introducing Christian Theologies II

Introducing Christian Theologies II Book
Author : Victor I Ezigbo
Publisher : ISD LLC
Release : 2016-08-25
ISBN : 0718844785
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Should Christianity's theological face remain largely European and North American in the twenty-first century in the wake of the expansion of Christianity in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and Latin America? The question about the theological face of Christianity cannot be ignored. For too long African, Asian, and Latin American theologians have been left out of mainstream theological discussions. Few standard textbooks on Christian theology acknowledge the unique contributions theologians from these continents have made to global Christianity. Introducing Christian Theologies: Voices from Global Christian Communities is a two-volume textbook that alters the predominantly European and North American theological face of Christianity by interacting with the voices of Christian communities from around the globe. Introducing Christian Theologies explores the works of key theologians from across the globe, highlighting their unique contributions to Christian theology and doctrine.

A God of Many Understandings

A God of Many Understandings  Book
Author : Todd Miles
Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
Release : 2010
ISBN : 0805448225
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

A thoughtful Christian theology of religions that emphasizes the no-compromise importance of faith in Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit in relation to others' beliefs.