World Religions: An Indispensable Introduction (Nelson's Quick Guides) (Paperback)
An essential and concise introduction to eight of the world's major religions.
For the Christian, there's value in learning about different religions and unfamiliar expressions of belief. First of all, it gives us a greater understanding of the world we live in. But a study of other faiths can also deepen our own while making us more effective witnesses to those who don't share a belief in Christ.
In World Religions, Gerald R. McDermott explains what you need to understand about major world religions so that you can be equipped to engage people of other faiths. McDermott offers an overview of the central beliefs of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism, and Shinto.
- Insights from members of each religious community.
- Discussions of each religion's major traditions, rituals, and leaders.
- A glossary of important terms.