Category: Comparative Religion

By James R. White

Learn What Islam fairly Teaches, immediately From Its Sacred Text

Relying at the media and politicians to inform us what Muslims think isn't really going to chop it. Christians have to be greater expert, no matter if the target is to appreciate worldwide politics or to speak to a Muslim neighbor around the highway.

Through reasonable and exact use of the Qur'an and different records, student and comprehensive debater Dr. James White examines what Muslim sacred texts educate approximately Christ, salvation, the Trinity, the afterlife, and different an important issues. This publication offers the solutions you have been trying to find to interact in open, sincere discussions approximately Islam with Muslims and others.

"An very good creation for Christians who are looking to be extra educated approximately Islam than what they could research from information experiences and the net. Dealing not just with ancient evidence but in addition deep theological and prophetic questions, the e-book is effective for all Christians who are looking to speak intelligently with their Muslim neighbors and neighbors."  --The Baptist Standard

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By Samir Selmanovic

ISBN-10: 0470433264

ISBN-13: 9780470433263

A clean exploration of a redeeming, dynamic, and notably diverse method to carry one’s religionSamir Selmanovic—who grew up a in a culturally Muslim kin in Croatia, switched over to Christianity as a soldier within the then-Yugoslavian military, and went directly to develop into a Christian pastor in long island and in Southern California—looks at how our ongoing and occasionally violent energy struggles over who owns God and what God wishes for the realm and its peoples will not be serving God, humanity, or our planet.·        indicates how our religions became self-serving, God-management structures, in spite of the fact that Selmanovic contends—change is possible·        bargains a course for individuals of all faiths and traditions for residing jointly on our fragile earth·        Karen Armstrong stated that the booklet is “asking definitely the right questions on the correct time”This is a private tale and a relocating exploration of a brand new means of treasuring one's personal faith whereas researching God, goodness, and charm in others and of their traditions.

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By Grace Ji-Sun Kim

ISBN-10: 1137344873

ISBN-13: 9781137344878

ISBN-10: 1349467081

ISBN-13: 9781349467082

Globalism, colonialism, and consumerism have prompted unjust ache (han), for the earth's exploited peoples and the exploited lands. To opposite this tragedy, we have to paintings for a more secure, sustainable planet and renew our suggestion from God because the remodeling Spirit who provides, sustains and empowers lifestyles to all.

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By J. Patout Burns

ISBN-10: 0878406034

ISBN-13: 9780878406036

This quantity examines the boundaries Islam, Judaism, and Christianity have set for using coercive violence. It probes the agreements and disagreements of those significant non secular traditions on pacifism (the abjurance of all strength) and quietism (the avoidance of strength until sure stringent stipulations are met). the prestigious participants learn the principles for nonviolence in every one faith, criticize the positions every one faith has taken, tackle the inherent demanding situations nonviolence poses, and review the trouble of practising nonviolence in an earthly society. The concluding essay defines the typical flooring, isolates the issues of clash, and indicates avenues of additional inquiry. crucial contribution this quantity makes is to illustrate that no Western spiritual culture presents a foundation for the glorification of violence. quite, every one accepts war as a regretted necessity and units strict limits at the use of strength. This paintings bargains new insights for these drawn to the ethics of war, peace reports, non secular traditions, and overseas affairs.

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By Stephen Sharot

ISBN-10: 0814798047

ISBN-13: 9780814798041

A Sociology of worldwide Religions provides a comparative research of the world's religions, concentrating on the variations and interrelationships among non secular elites and lay lots. In each one case the amount contextualizes how the relationships among those non secular kinds healthy inside, and are motivated via, the broader socio-political environment.

After introducing the book's significant issues, the quantity introduces and builds upon an research of Weber's version of spiritual motion, drawing on Durkheim, Marxist students, and the paintings of latest sociologists and anthropolgists. the next chapters each one specialize in significant spiritual cultures, together with Hinduism, Buddhism, Catholicism, Protestantism, Islam, Judaism, and the religions of China and Japan. This formidable undertaking is the 1st to provide a comparability of the preferred, or folks, sorts of faith round the world.

Sharot's obtainable introductions to every of the realm religions, synthesizing an enormous literature on renowned faith from sociology, anthropology, and historians of faith, make the undertaking excellent for path use. His comparative method and unique analyses will turn out worthwhile even for specialists on all the international religions.

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By Mark S Smith

ISBN-10: 1589832035

ISBN-13: 9781589832039

In a clean, in-depth examine of the Ugaritic textual content referred to as “The start of the attractive Gods,” Smith applies the instruments of distinct philological research and up to date theoretical advances within the learn of delusion and formality to light up this article as a worldly, built-in entire. In a sequence of rituals and myths, “The dinner party of the Goodly Gods” captures a ritual second of cosmic integration among the helpful deities and the harmful cosmic enemies, specifically the gods after whom the textual content is called. this crucial quantity not just brings the area of this attention-grabbing Ugaritic textual content to existence, surroundings it in actual fact inside of its royal context, but additionally presents a version for the combination of philological research and modern theories specifically ritual experiences within the interpretation of old texts, together with the Bible.

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By David Shulman, Guy S. Stroumsa

ISBN-10: 0195144503

ISBN-13: 9780195144505

ISBN-10: 0195148169

ISBN-13: 9780195148169

ISBN-10: 1423726960

ISBN-13: 9781423726968

ISBN-10: 1423738713

ISBN-13: 9781423738718

This publication brings jointly students of a number of the world's significant civilizations to target the common subject of internal transformation. the belief of the "self" is a cultural formation like every different, and versions and conceptions of the internal global of the individual fluctuate generally from one civilization to a different. still, all of the world's nice religions insist at the have to rework this internal international. Such ameliorations, usually ritually enacted, demonstrate the first intuitions, drives, and conflicts energetic in the tradition. the person essays examine dramatic examples of those approaches in quite a lot of cultures, together with China, India, Tibet, Greece and Rome, past due Antiquity, Islam, Judaism, and medieval and early-modern Christian Europe.

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By Miriam Lindgren Hjalm

ISBN-10: 9004309284

ISBN-13: 9789004309289

In Christian Arabic models of Daniel, Miriam L. Hjälm presents an perception into the Arabic transmission of the biblical e-book of Daniel. This publication bargains a list and a category of extant manuscripts in addition to a close account of the interpretation suggestions hired within the early manuscripts. using the texts is mentioned and a number of the types are in comparison with liturgical Bible material.

Miriam L. Hjälm indicates the significance of Arabic as a device for realizing the advance of the spiritual background of Christian groups below Muslim rule. Arabic grew to become an integral a part of the typical lifetime of many close to jap Christians and was once more and more used subsequent to the demonstrated liturgical languages, which remained the normal degree of the biblical text.

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By Monier Williams

ISBN-10: 0511706898

ISBN-13: 9780511706899

ISBN-10: 1108007953

ISBN-13: 9781108007955

First released in 1875, this booklet displays a starting to be nineteenth-century British curiosity in South Asian tradition and literature. In it Monier Williams, the Professor of Sanskrit at Oxford, outlines the styles of concept and customs of the Hindu faith. He additionally describes the nature and content material of Sanskrit literature, which had now not formerly been tried in English. based on Williams, Sanskrit literature holds the major to an entire figuring out of Hinduism. He makes it unequivocally transparent that Britain's colonial carry over India comprises a specific accountability and certainly chance to review the 3 religions confronting Christianity there, particularly Brahmanism, Buddhism and Islam. Monier Williams writes concerning the Vedas (the sacred texts of Hinduism), the various traditions of philosophy and the 5 faculties of Hindu legislations. He elaborates at the epic poems and the doctrine of incarnation embedded in them, and compares this historical poetry with that of Homer.

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