Exploring the Religions of Our World allows students to build on their understanding and experience of the Catholic Christian faith by studying different religious traditions. The text begins with a study of Judeo-Christian history, practice, and tradition before expanding to the study of other less familiar religions including Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and Shintoism. The text moves on to uncover a variety of religious traditions that sprang from America's Protestant roots including Mormonism, Jehovah's Witnesses, and the Church of Christ, Scientist.
Each chapter begins with an introduction that connects each religion to a contemporary person, practice, or teaching. A brief history follows, including information on the founder and other major figures in each respective religion. Other sections include those on scripture or major writings, beliefs and practices, and sacred places and sacred times. Each chapter ends with a Catholic apologetic focus and includes a look at ecumenical or interreligious dialogue between the Catholic Church and each particular religion. Similarities and distinctions in doctrines, traditions, and practices are also explored.
This text was written in accordance with the U.S. Bishops' Curriculum Framework and follows Elective E: Ecumenical and Interreligious Issues.
(© 2008) Each section that specifically refers to the Christianity and Catholicism has been granted a Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur.
very serious review
hey guys, Jesusthony Christtano here, the internet’s busiest Christian nerd. today im reviewing Exploring the Religions of Our World. now this has caused some controversy, and it doesn’t help that the views of other religions expressed in this book come from a catholic point of view. now if you remember correctly, catholics have never done anything wrong ever, especially towards members of Judaism and Islam, the two faiths primarily discussed in this book. nothing bad or immoral or against the “catholic way” ever. overall i give this book a 4/10, it could be stronger.
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