World Religions: An Indispensable Introduction  -     By: Gerald McDermott
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World Religions: An Indispensable Introduction

Thomas Nelson / 2011 / Paperback

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World Religions: An Indispensible Introduction is a concise, clear, and helpful introduction to the seven most influential world religions. Gerald R. McDermott explains the crtical confessional and cultural elements of these faiths in order that Christians can successfully interact with them while understanding our own Christian faith better in relation to them. Moreover, McDermott provides us with crucial historical points for each faith as well as identifying key personalities that have shaped the particular religions.

Religions Covered:

  • Hindu
  • Judiasm
  • Buddhism
  • Confuscianism
  • Christianity
  • Shinto
  • Islam

Other Features include:

  • Insights from members of each religious community
  • Glossary of important terms

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 144
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 7.00 X 5.00 (inches)
ISBN: 141854597X
ISBN-13: 9781418545970
Availability: In Stock

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Publisher's Description

An essential introduction to eight of the world’s major religions. Gerald R. McDermott explains what you need to understand about major world religions in order to engage people of other faiths while better understanding your own Christian faith and practice. McDermott offers an overview of the central beliefs of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism, and Shinto. Each chapter includes explanations of traditions and rituals. McDermott discusses major figures within each religion.


Features include:

  • Insights from members of each religious community
  • Glossary of important terms

Author Bio

Gerald R. McDermott is  Jordan-Trexler Professor of Religion at Roanoke College in Salem, VA and Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion. He is the author and editor of several books on the relationship between Christianity and other religions, as well as books on the 18th-century theologian Jonathan Edwards.  He an Episcopal priest who serves as Teaching Pastor at St. John Lutheran Church (ELCA) Church in Roanoke, VA.

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