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The Baker pocket guide to world religions : what every Christian needs to know

Author: Gerald R McDermott
Publisher: Grands Rapids, Mich. : Baker Books, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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The Baker Pocket Guide to World Religions provides a short guide to help you grasp the central beliefs of those who belong to eight major religions of the world-dedicating full chapters to Islam, Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism and Daoism, and Shinto. Included in this fact-filled handbook are: personal testimonies from an adherent of each world religion, sketches of important world religious  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald R McDermott
ISBN: 9780801071607 0801071607
OCLC Number: 191767737
Description: 144 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Contents: Timeline: When did the religions start? --
Introduction: Why study the world religions? or, ignorance is not bliss --
Hinduisms : the world's oldest set of religions --
Judaism : Christianity's mother and older brother --
Buddhism : the west's favorite non-Christian religion --
Confucianism and Daoism : two of the biggest nation's three religions --
Christianity : what you believe but have a hard time explaining --
Shinto : the national religion of Japan --
Islam : the world's most important religion geopolitically --
Two common questions.
Other Titles: Pocket guide to world religions
Responsibility: Gerald R. McDermott.
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The Baker Pocket Guide to World Religions provides a short guide to help you grasp the central beliefs of those who belong to eight major religions of the world-dedicating full chapters to Islam, Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism and Daoism, and Shinto. Included in this fact-filled handbook are: personal testimonies from an adherent of each world religion, sketches of important world religious leaders of our day, sidebars explaining details of religious rituals and traditions, a helpful glossary of key terms, a chapter on how understanding world religions impacts Christian evangelism. - from publisher description.

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