The Compact Guide to World ReligionsThe Compact Guide to World Religions
Edited by Dean C. Halverson
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Contributors to The Compact Guide to World Religions



Dr. David Clark grew up in Japan. He received his Ph.D. in the Philosophy of Religion from Northwestern University and is Professor of Theology at Bethel Theological Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. He wrote The Pantheism of Alan Watts (InterVarsity, 1978) and coauthored with Norman Geisler Apologetics in the New Age (Baker, 1990).

Dr. Norman Geisler is one of the best-known Christian apologists of our time. He has written some forty books, including A General Introduction to the Bible (Moody, 1986) and When Skeptics Ask (Victor, 1990). He is Dean of the Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Mr. Dean C. Halverson works for International Students, Inc., as their World Religions Specialist and Ministry Resource Development Team Leader. Before joining ISI in 1988 he worked for the Spiritual Counterfeits Project, researching and writing on the new religions. He has written a book on the New Age movement, entitled Crystal Clear: Understanding and Reaching New Agers (NavPress, 1990).

Rev. William Hornsberger is working with Mission to the Americas (formerly Conservative Baptist Home Missions Society) as their missionary to the New Agers. He earned his M.A. in the Philosophy of Religion from Denver Seminary, and he is taking classes at the University of Colorado, Boulder, with the hope that he will be accepted into their Ph.D. program in History.

Mr. Kent Kedl is earning his Ph.D in Mass Communications with an emphasis on China from the University of Minnesota. He is studying how the mass media brings about change in China. Mr. Kedl earned his Master's degree in the history and philosophy of China. He has made several trips to China and speaks Mandarin fluently.

Dr. Thomas I.S. Leung received his Master's degree from the New Asian College in Hong Kong, which is a key center for promoting neo-Confucianistic thought. Dr. Leung then studied under two Confucian masters, but later became a Christian. He went on to earn his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Hawaii, writing his dissertation on the methodology of Confucian philosophy. He now works as president of the Culture Regeneration Society in Burnaby, British Columbia, and he edits a journal called Cultural China.

Dr. Richard Robinson is a senior staff member at Jews for Jesus in San Francisco, where he directs the Research Library and is in charge of developing the organization's World Wide Web site. He received his Ph.D. from Westminster Theological Seminary and is an adjunct professor for Fuller Theological Seminary.
Mr. Rick Rood works as Director of Publications for Probe Ministries. He is also a member of Probe's speaking team for Mind Games conferences (a college survival conference for students). Plus, he occasionally writes and produces programs for Probe's daily radio program, which is aired on approximately 300 stations. Mr. Rood developed his approach to pluralism while working on a Ph.D. at Dallas Seminary.