This beautifully designed, full-color textbook offers a comprehensive introduction to the world’s religions, including history, beliefs, worship practices, and contemporary expressions. Charles Farhadian, a seasoned teacher and recognized expert on world religions, provides an empathetic account that both affirms Christian uniqueness and encourages openness to various religious traditions. His nuanced, ecumenical perspective enables readers to appreciate both Christianity and the world’s religions in new ways.
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This volume is a teacher’s dream. It explains theories of religion in accessible language, describes the practices and beliefs of major religions, includes numerous photos and charts to hold student interest, and exhibits a fine balance between detail and overview.
Dana L. Robert, Truman Collins Professor of World Christianity and History of Mission, Boston University
Lushness of illustration aside--and there’s plenty of that!--what Introducing World Religions does best is to illustrate in the person of the author himself a model for ‘Christian engagement’ with the world’s religions, old and new.
—Richard Fox Young, Timby Chair, history of religions, Princeton Theological Seminary
Charles Farhadian has produced an excellent and long-awaited book with a well-balanced coverage on East Asian religions (Taoism and Confucianism) and East Asian Christianity, which have been very much neglected in the past. This is an indispensable text for college and other courses related to introducing world religions not only in the West but also in the East.
—Heup Young Kim, professor emeritus of theology, Kangnam University, South Korea
Charles E. Farhadian is professor of world religions and Christian mission at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. He is the editor of Introducing World Christianity and Christian Worship Worldwide and coeditor of The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion. He has done fieldwork in Southeast Asia and the Pacific, where he has done extensive research on worship, social history, and nation making.