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Introducing World Religions: A Christian Engagement is an exciting new full-color text that outlines the history, beliefs, worship practices, and contemporary expressions of major world religions. While affirming Christianity's uniqueness, Charles E. Farhadian encourages an openness to other traditions---and highlights similarities, differences, and challenging issues for Christians. Includes selections from sacred texts, sidebars, charts, an extensive glossary, 200 illustrations, and a dozen maps.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 560
Vendor: Baker Academic
Publication Date: 2015
Dimensions: 9.25 X 7.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0801032342
ISBN-13: 9780801032349

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This beautifully designed, full-color textbook offers a comprehensive introduction to the world's religions, including history, beliefs, worship practices, and contemporary expressions. Charles Farhadian, a seasoned teacher and recognized expert on world religions, provides an empathetic account that both affirms Christian uniqueness and encourages openness to various religious traditions. His nuanced, ecumenical perspective enables readers to appreciate both Christianity and the world's religions in new ways. The book highlights similarities, dissimilarities, and challenging issues for Christians and includes significant selections from sacred texts to enhance learning. Pedagogical features include sidebars, charts, key terms, an extensive glossary, over two hundred illustrations, and about a dozen maps. This book is supplemented with helpful web materials for both students and professors through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources. Resources include self quizzes, discussion questions, additional further readings, a sample syllabus, and a test bank.

Author Bio

Charles E. Farhadian (PhD, Boston University) is professor of world religions and Christian mission at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. He is the editor of Introducing World Christianity and Christian Worship Worldwide and coeditor of The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion. He has done fieldwork in Southeast Asia and the Pacific, where he has investigated themes of worship, social history, and nation making.

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