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Families of Faith: An Introduction to World Religions for Christians

Families of Faith

An Introduction to World Religions for Christians

Paul Varo Martinson (Author)

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The major world religions once seemed far away, but now are in our neighborhoods. How can Christians understand them? How can we respond in a way that is faithful to Christianity while being respectful of the other religions?

Martinson writes from his experience as a missionary and as a teacher of world religions. He approaches world religions as families of faith:
  • Christianity, Judaism, and Islam
  • Hinduism and Buddhism
  • Confucianism and Taoism

He provides authoritative information and helpful perspectives on the world religions, showing how we can best engage in dialogue with their followers. Questions for discussion are included.
  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9780800632229
  • Dimensions 6 x 9
  • Pages 264
  • Publication Date September 1, 1999

Contents

PART I: THOSE OTHER RELIGIONS

1. Three Families
2. And Then There Are More
3. All Religions Are the Same—Right?
4. What Can We Expect When We All Differ?

PART II: MEETING OUR NEIGHBORS

5. Meeting Our Buddhist Neighbor
6. Meeting Our Muslim Neighbor
7. Meeting Our Chinese Neighbor—As a Confucian
8. Meeting Our Chinese Neighbor—As a Daoist
9. Meeting Our Hindu Neighbor

PART III: A SPECIAL CASE—MEETING OUR JEWISH NEIGHBOR

10. The Faithfulness of Judaism
11. The Fateful History of Judaism
12. Into the Modern World
13. The Continuing Conversation

PART IV: WHAT THEN?

14. God Is Like This!
15. Should We Evangelize Everyone or Dialogue?
16. Who Will Be Saved?
17. Faith Responds

Notes
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Endorsements

"An interesting book, easy to understand . . . an excellent basis for discussion. It covers a wide range of material that will be important and helpful to discuss."
--Douglas Sweinseid
former missionary
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