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Christianity and World Religions

An Introduction to the World's Major Faiths


Direct Price: $19.99 $15.00
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781596384460
Release Date: 01/16/13

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Derek Cooper takes us on a two-part tour of the world’s most influential religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism, Judaism, Islam, and Christianity.

The first part discusses the essentials of each faith by looking at each faith’s creation story, historical origin, beliefs, religious writings, and worship practices, and adds Christian reflections about it.

The second surveys how biblical authors and important Christians in church history have responded to different religions. An appendix includes some helpful primary and secondary books relating to this theme.

Due to the increasingly global culture in which we live, it is important for Christians to know something about the major world religions so that we can speak confidently about our faith—there is no place in our interactions for fear. On the contrary, by learning about other religions we are able to learn more about God and Christianity, and how we can be more faithful to Christ.

Endorsements

Christianity and World Religions is a special book. . . . It is an easy read, not because the material is easy, but because of the author’s engaging, clear, and concise style. Any Christian who reads the newspaper on a regular basis will want to read this book in order to relate to current events.”

 —Paul D. Kooistra, Coordinator, Mission to the World, PCA

“This text functions very well as a handbook of religions and Christian responses or as an introductory textbook in a Christian-oriented class on world religions.”

—Dennis Okholm, Professor of Theology, Azusa Pacific University

“Peppering it with engaging personal anecdotes and supplementing it with helpful charts, tables, and sidebars throughout, Cooper has authored a truly helpful book.”

—Michael Lodahl, Professor of Theology and World Religions, Point Loma Nazarene University

 

The Author

Derek Cooper

Derek Cooper

Derek Cooper (MBA, Cairn University; PhD, United Lutheran Seminary) is associate dean of the faculty and associate professor of global Christianity at Reformed Episcopal Seminary. He is also managing director of Thomas Institute. Cooper is the author of more than a dozen books, including Christianity and World Religions, Basics of Latin, Exploring Church History, and Introduction to World Christian History. He has traveled to more than seventy countries around the world and led groups on countless tours overseas.

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