Not Without My Neighbour

Issues in Interfaith Relations

Author: S. Wesley Ariarajah

Publisher: World Council of Churches

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 130

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Meeting people of other faiths is an everyday experience not only for minority Christian communities in Asia and the Middle East but increasingly for Christians elsewhere. Yet although interfaith dialogue has established itself as a key concern for the churches and the ecumenical movement, it continues to raise spiritual, social, political, practical and theological concerns in many quarters. The insights in this book draw on the author's wide range of personal experiences -- as a child, student and Methodist pastor in Sri Lanka; as a participant in the controversial discussion of interfaith dialogue at the World Council of Churches' fifth assembly (Nairobi 1975); as a student of Hinduism; and especially as a longtime staff member and director of the WCC's dialogue programme. Weaving together accounts from daily life, ecumenical texts and discussions, and theological reflection, this book offers a clear and challenging introduction to key issues that arise again and again when Christians and churches enter into conversation with their neighbours of other faiths -- among them interfaith prayer, interfaith marriage, religion and conflict, and dialogue and mission.
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My Neighbour's Faith

Islam Explained for Christians

Author: John Azumah

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310107156

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Nowhere else in the world have both Islam and Christianity been more instrumental in shaping the history of a people and their way of life than in Africa. African Muslims and Christians have a lot in common, including kinship ties, shared languages and citizenship. Yet, despite the centuries of deep historical links and harmonious existence between the two religions, new challenges threaten this harmony. Conflicts involving Christians and Muslims in places like Sudan, Nigeria and Ivory Coast are common. These conflicts are fueled primarily by ignorance, stereotyping and prejudice, which in turn breed fear, suspicion and even hatred, in some cases leading to violence. My Neighbour's Faith sheds light on the beliefs and teaching of Islam by addressing matters of contemporary importance to Christians and the wider non-Muslim audience. It presents the human face of Islam--the face of a close relative, a neighbour, a teacher and even a head of state--in a balanced and critical way that gives a credible view of Islam.
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The Meaning of My Neighbor's Faith

Interreligious Reflections on Immigration

Author: Alexander Y. Hwang,Laura Alexander

Publisher: Fortress Academic

ISBN: 9781978700697

Category: Religion

Page: 396

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This volume is a collection of interreligious and comparative reflections on immigration from various perspectives and traditions. It is a contribution to the debate on immigration that draws attention to the different, similar, and creative ways religious traditions approach the issues involved in immigration.
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Fullness of Life for All

Challenges for Mission in Early 21st Century

Author: Charles Edward van Engen

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042010956

Category: Religion

Page: 357

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This important book is needed today. The challenges that Christian churches face have changed immensely in the last quarter-century. One of the central issues facing the churches everywhere in the world is their missionary presence in their nations and societies. The authors of this volume are among the world's leading missiological thinkers and represent major Christian traditions in Europe, Africa, and North America.In this new century, the Christian church faces new situations that include, for example, the fall of communism; the globalization of culture; cultural and religious minorities and multiple religious majorities in nearly every country; ethnic and interreligious tensions; relativism and individualism in Western culture; the rise of a global impact of a postmodern world view; poverty in poor countries and in urban areas in wealthy countries; and the decline of Western cultural authority and, with notable exceptions, of religious authority generally. This book speaks of ways in which Christian churches are seeking to respond to these challenges. The purpose of this book is to describe some of the main challenges facing the churches in mission today, particularly with reference to inter-religious conversations all over the world. The title of this volume has been derived from the theme of the 24th General Assembly of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches (WARC) at Accra in August, 2004 whose theme is, “That All May Have Life in Fullness.”
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Studies in the Life of the Christian: His Faith and His Service

Author: Henry T. Sell

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1596057114

Category: Religion

Page: 172

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It is natural that the book demanding our belief in such great things should be asked for its credentials and that these credentials should be subjected to the most searching investigation. The Bible has nothing to fear, however, from the keenest scrutiny of any scholar who has only the desire to get at the truth. The trouble begins when a critic, who is hostile to its spiritual truth of who has a theory to maintain, takes a part in the investigation; even then the truth is sure, in time, to assert its rightful claim.-from "Study VI: The Christian's Book"Part of a respected series of books designed to direct Bible studies, this 1905 volume is still extremely useful for those looking to find guidance and wisdom in that ancient work. From the simplest of questions-What did Christ teach?-to those more profound-How can we apply Christian principles to modern life?-this useful book explores how to bring Christ's influence to bear at home, in the business world, and in society at large.HENRY THORNE SELL (1854-1928) also wrote Bible Studies in the Life of Christ and Bible Studies in the Life of Paul.
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Receiving the Bible in Faith

Historical and Theological Exegesis

Author: David M. Williams

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 0813213754

Category: Religion

Page: 244

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The book should prove helpful to students as an overview of some of the issues involved, while more advanced readers will appreciate its analysis of recent scholars as well the attempt to integrate and adapt their insights.
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