Whose Religion is Christianity? The gospel beyond the West.
Religion’s decline in the modern world turns out to be a myth. Christianity is the most widespread global belief system, and promises to remain so well into the future. But for many educated westerners, biblical Christianity is a dangerous idea—challenging some of their deepest beliefs.
In Book II, Lewis tells us that Christians do not have to believe that all religions are absolutely wrong; some wrong answers, he says, are closer to being correct than others. There is a division among religions on the nature of God: a Pantheistic notion of a God who is beyond good and evil, and exists in everything in the universe without.
Summary Book IV, Chapters 5-9.. Rousseau's final topic for discussion is the controversial issue of civil religion. In early societies, he suggests, the heads of each state were the gods that that state worshipped, each state believing that its gods were responsible for watching over its people.. Christianity changed things by preaching.
For the present we must ask the reader to believe what we are going to prove by-and-by. That it was written in the year of our era 68 or January, 69, and that it is therefore not only the only book of the New Testament, the date of which is really fixed, but also the oldest book. How Christianity looked in 68 we can here see as in a mirror.
Book Summary. Irving Hexham’s introductory world religions text explores various religions under the broad categories of African Religions, the Yogic Traditions (including Buddhism), and the Abrahamic traditions. He presents an appreciative yet realistic approach, noting both the strengths and inherent problems of various world religions.
In Geneologies of Religion, Talal Asad explores how religion as a historical category emerged in the West and has come to be applied as a universal concept. The idea that religion has undergone a radical change since the Christian Reformation—from totalitarian and socially repressive to private and relatively benign—is a familiar part of the story of secularization.
Why I Am Not a Christian: A Summary of My Case Against Christianity (2008). Many Christian professors have probably had some serious doubts about the Christian faith. In her book Walking Away from Faith:. becoming missionaries or declaring Christianity the new territorial religion. A shroud, like the Shroud of Turin, could have been found.