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eBook A Tapestry of Faiths: The Common Threads Between Christianity World Religions ePub

by Winfried Corduan

  • ISBN: 0830826920
  • Category: Christian Living
  • Subcategory: Bibles
  • Author: Winfried Corduan
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Intervarsity Pr (October 1, 2002)
  • Pages: 240
  • ePub book: 1124 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1497 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 872

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Winfried Corduan's book is very good on many levels.

Winfried Corduan's book is very good on many levels. His summary of original monotheism clearly shows that knowledge of one God is rooted in the most primitive cultures. He also shows how non-Christian Scripture is thought of in non-Christian faiths is distinctly different from the way that Christian Scripture is thought of in evangelical Protestantism.

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The Common Threads Between Christianity and World Religions Corduan has relied for many years on the theory of original monotheism; that, contrary to a lot of popular thought on the subject, th. .

A Tapestry of Faiths : The Common Threads Between Christianity and World Religions. Corduan has written many good works on this subject, and this one is no exception. Here, however, rather than surveying the religions, he attempts to build a systematic way of relating them socially, historically, and theologically, from a Biblical worldview. Corduan has relied for many years on the theory of original monotheism; that, contrary to a lot of popular thought on the subject, the religions are not an evolution toward monotheism, but represent a devolution away from it.

Winfried Corduan (P. He is the author of several books, including Reasonable Faith, A Tapestry of Faiths and Pocket Guide to World Religions. Библиографические данные. Rice University) is professor emeritus of philosophy and religion at Taylor University, Upland, Indiana. Neighboring Faiths: A Christian Introduction to World Religions.

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Christianity and other religions documents Christianity's relationship with other world religions, and the differences and similarities. Evangelical Christians believe that religious pluralism is heresy and contradicts the Bible. Some Christians have argued that religious pluralism is an invalid or self-contradictory concept. Maximal forms of religious pluralism claim that all religions are equally true, or that one religion can be true for some and another for others

1Adapted from Winfried Corduan, A Tapestry of Faiths: The Common Threads Between Christianity & World Religions (Downer’s Grove, InterVarsity Press, 2002), 18. ww. rshockley.

1Adapted from Winfried Corduan, A Tapestry of Faiths: The Common Threads Between Christianity & World Religions (Downer’s Grove, InterVarsity Press, 2002), 18. org 12. Shinto: Origin: Japanese traditional religion with no definite point of origin, codified in the 8th cent. Essential beliefs & practices: A system of practices, not doctrines, for the regular veneration of the Kami (spiritual reality that may assume the form of personal beings). Scriptures: the Kojiki & Nihongi are collection of prayers.

World religions are embodied worldviews and practices lived out in the lives of our friends and colleagues. Encounters with these neighboring faiths often challenge our own beliefs and traditions.

A Tapestry of Faiths: The Common Threads Between Christianity and World Religions. Christianity and the Religions: From Confrontation to Dialogue. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2002. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2002. Toward a Christian Theology of Religious Pluralism. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1997. Esposito, John . Darrell J. Fashing, and Todd Lewis. World Religions Today. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2002.

"All Religions teach the same thing." You've heard it said, but is it true?Christians find themselves in an increasingly diverse world. The new place of worship in our neighborhood might just as likely be a Hindu temple or a Muslim mosque as a church or a synagogue. How should we view other world religions, and more important, how should we engage our religiously oriented neighbors in conversation? Do all religions teach the same thing? Or are there significant differences? Do we try to minimize differences and just get along? Or do we hold out the Christian faith as the one true hope for all the world?Drawing on his wide experience and knowledge of other religions and how they are actually lived, Winfried Corduan helps us sort through the complex tapestry of faiths around the world. He contends that there are common threads of understanding that can serve to link us in meaningful discussion. From these common threads we can go on to explore genuine differences.Through the course of the book, Corduan leads readers to explore the important issues of revelation and truth, morality and guilt, grace and redemption, eschatology and hope. Ultimately, Jesus Christ, he argues, stands unique among religious figures and Christianity unique among the world's religions. This is a book that strengthens Christians in their convictions while encouraging them to engage their neighbors with humility, love and discernment.

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Rainbearer Rainbearer
The title might lead you to believe that this is one of those books arguing that Christianity and other religions are all teaching the same thing, but that would be wrong. Corduan has written many good works on this subject, and this one is no exception. Here, however, rather than surveying the religions, he attempts to build a systematic way of relating them socially, historically, and theologically, from a Biblical worldview. He is basically attempting to answer this question: if Christianity is accurate, how do we account for the world religions in a way that honors their integrity without sacrificing our own key beliefs. This is one of the best kicks at that can that I have seen. He cuts his way through a lot of syncretist sloppiness to get at the real meat of where the religions agree with Christianity, and why, as well as graceously dissecting the differences, even where there is seeming surface and ethical agreement, such that one learns not to read too much into certain similarities. The one chapter I thought needed a lot more work was the second. Corduan has relied for many years on the theory of original monotheism; that, contrary to a lot of popular thought on the subject, the religions are not an evolution toward monotheism, but represent a devolution away from it. It's nice to see him argue for it in more detail here than he ever has, but given the sparce information currently available on this position, it really needs more development. Frankly, I would like to see an entire up to date survey and analysis book on the topic. Still, this book is full of a lot of clear headed thought on the subjects revolving around the relationships of the religions to Christianity, leading to many well balanced conclusions and ideas.
lacki lacki
Winfried Corduan's book is very good on many levels. His summary of original monotheism clearly shows that knowledge of one God is rooted in the most primitive cultures. He also shows how non-Christian Scripture is thought of in non-Christian faiths is distinctly different from the way that Christian Scripture is thought of in evangelical Protestantism. Further, he provides a helpful summary of the "anonymous Christian" concept developed by Karl Rahner, which (along with the thought of others) influenced the Second Vatican Council, and continues to influence Catholicism today.

Perhaps most significantly, Corduan's scholarship is solidly grounded in an evangelical faith that is evident throughout the study. He presents an unapologetic defense of the exclusivity of Christianity based on a solid understanding of the New Testament. Yet, while Corduan is fully orthodox, he suggests helpful ways in which Christians can build bridges with those of other faiths.

In summary, Corduan's book is a model of what evangelical scholarship should be -- thoroughly researched, carefully argued, and solidly grounded in the Christian faith.
Reighbyra Reighbyra
I bought this for help in a college course, and it proved useful. I wouldn't agree with all of the arguments put forth, but when is that ever the case?
Kakashkaliandiia Kakashkaliandiia
Most excellent.