"This is a solid introductory text that will help thoughtful students understand the major world religions and the currents of secular atheism. It is broad in scope, concise in expression and practical for learning and reference. A fine tool for learning." Charlie Self, Ph.D. Director of the Bible and Theology Ph. D. Program. Associate Professor of Church History, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. "I have known Ron since the fall of 2004, when we hired him and he started teaching sections of World Religions...which focused on comparing and contrasting Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, and Taoism...Through the years his students (and the Department Chairs) have consistently given him excellent evaluations. For all of these reasons I highly recommend Dr. Woodworth..." David J. Yount, Ph.D. Former Mesa Community College Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies. For the introductory student of world religions World Religions & Atheism: A Christian Perspective will serve as a helpful primer to the subject that will provide a framework for assessing the truth claims of any religion. It unapologetically presents Christianity as a religion whose truth claims deserve a fair and honest study, especially over against the absolutist secular claims of Atheism. James D. Hernando, Ph. D., Professor of New Testament, AGTS. Member of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Society of Biblical Literature.