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Category: Comparative Religions

Comparative Religions

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  • High Church Heresy

    $27.99

    In response to the phenomenon of resurgent Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy, this book presents a detailed examination and biblical refutation of core Catholic and Orthodox beliefs from a conservative evangelical perspective.

    High Church Heresy reveals Catholic and Eastern Orthodox teaching on a number of topics, including tradition, Scriptures, the church fathers, Mary, salvation, baptism, and the Lord’s Supper. Learn what the ancient, high churches teach contrary to Scripture. Learn what your Catholic or Eastern Orthodox family, friends, and coworkers believe and practice. This text is helpful for church leaders, college students, and churchgoers alike. Continue Reading High Church Heresy

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  • Portable God : The Origin Of Judaism And Christianity

    $84.00

    Introduction

    Biblical Studies Is Not Bible Study And Vice Versa

    Israelite Religion And Its Legacy

    Hellenism And Apocalypticism: Globalization And Millennialism In A Different Era

    Sects And The City

    Communicating With God Outside The Temple Walls

    Where Is God? Divine Presence In The Absence Of The Temple

    By What Authority Do You Say This? Interpretation, Authority And The Claim To Israel

    The Question Of The Messiah

    Glossary

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    Many Christians and Jews believe that their faiths developed independently from each other, and that their religions are distinct, even antagonistic towards each other. A Portable God dramatically departs from the idea that the birth of Judaism and Christianity are two separate, unrelated events. Judaism and Christianity’s origins are not seen as following a linear, chronological process that places the Israelites in the beginning, followed by the Jews, and finally the Christians. On the contrary, A Portable God shows that both Judaism and Christianity emerge from the same religious tradition — that of ancient Israel — at the same time. By telling the common story of Jewish and Christian origins, A Portable God shows Jews and Christians as siblings, rather than as parent and child, showing that the similarities between Judaism and Christianity far outweigh their differences, ultimately fostering appreciation for the shared heritage of Judaism and Christianity.

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  • Comparative Study Of The Origins Of Ethical Thought

    $34.95

    Introduction: Wonder

    Part I: The Practical Philosophy Of The Ancient Greeks

    The Presocratics (1):The Ionians

    The Presocratics (2):The Italian Thracians

    Socrates And Plato (I):Socrates, The Sophists, And Plato

    Socrates And Plato (II): Focusing On Plato

    Aristotle (I): Happiness And Ethical Excellence

    Aristotle (2): The Doctrine Of The Mean And The Doctrine Of Virtue

    Aristotle (3): Intellectual Excellence And Contemplation

    Part II: The Religious Ethics Of The Ancient Hebrews

    The Ten Commandments (1): Focusing On The Sixth To Ninth Commandments

    The Ten Commandments (2): Focusing On The First Commandment

    Legal Codes: The Book Of The Covenant, The Deuteronomic Code, And The Holiness Code

    The Wisdom Literature (1): Proverbs

    The Wisdom Literature (2): The Book Of Job

    Part III: The Consequences Of Hellenic And Hebrew Ethics

    Retribution Ethics In Hebrew Religion: Focusing On The Qohelet

    Hebrew Religious Ethics And Atonement Ideology: Focusing On The Prophets

    A Reflection On The Greek Philosophy Of Love And Righteousness, Based On Aristotle

    Conclusion: Revisiting Wonder

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    The Origins of Ethical Thought: A Comparative Study Between Hellenism and Hebraism is the first text to analyze both Greek and Hebrew ethical thought based on a comprehensive and ideological interpretation of the two systems on their own and in relation to one another. An innovative work of interdisciplinary scholarship, this book focuses on the plurality of perspectives between and within the respective ethical systems. Without overdrawing comparisons, the author engages selected primary and secondary texts and highlights the traits that distinguish the two fields while revealing the commonalities underlying ancient Hebraic and Hellenistic concepts of the self in relation to the other, whether on the human or super-human level. He reveals that both ethical systems are based on a sense of wonder, which, he argues, can and should be rehabilitated as a foundation for a new ethics that is in touch with the transcendent and metaphysical.

    Moreover, writing from a Japanese frame of reference, the author incorporates important insights by Eastern thinkers that are often overlooked in the West. Well conceived and logically presented, The Origins of Ethical Thought covers the practical philosophy of the ancient Greeks from the Presocratics through Aristotle, the religious ethics of the Ancient Hebrews from the Ten Commandments to the Wisdom literature, and the consequences of Greek and Hebrew ethics from philosophical ideas of love and righteousness to religious notions of retribution and atonement.

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  • 2 Faiths One Covenant

    $65.00

    Introduction
    Eugene B. Korn And John T. Pawlikowski
    Part I: The Binding Of Isaac

    Bound By The Bible: Jews, Christians, And The Binding Of Isaac
    Edward Kessler
    The Binding Of Isaac: Hermeneutical Reflections
    Dianne Bergant
    The Akedah And Covenant Today
    Yehuda (Jerome) Gellman
    Part II: The Covenant In History

    The Covenant In Patristic And Medieval Christian Theology
    Steven J. McMichael
    The Covenant In Rabbinic Thought
    David Novak
    The Covenant In Contemporary Eccelesial Documents
    Mary C. Boys
    The Covenant In Recent Theological Statements
    Michael A. Signer
    The Covenant And Religious Ethics Today
    Lenn E. Goodman
    Part III: The Covenant And Religious Pluralism

    One God, Many Faiths: A Jewish Theology Of Covenantal Pluralism
    Eugene B. Korn
    Jews And Christians: Their Covenantal Relationship In The American Context
    John T. Pawlikowski

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    Judaism and Christianity are religions bound together by their claims to the same biblical covenant initiated by God with Abraham and his descendants. Yet, despite the inseparable connection between the election of Israel and that of the church, between the old and the new covenant, this shared spiritual patrimony has been the source of a type of violent sibling rivalry competing for the same paternal love and inherited entitlement. God, it seemed, had but one blessing to bestow. It could be given to either Jacob or Esau–but not both.

    In the twenty-first century, however, Jews and Christians are challenged to reconsider their theological assumptions by two inescapable truths: the moral tragedy of the holocaust demands that Christian thinkers acknowledge the violent effects of theologically de-legitimizing Jews and Judaism, and the pervasive reality of cultural and religious pluralism calls both Christian and Jewish theologians to rethink the covenant in the presence of the Other. Two Faiths, One Covenant? Jewish and Christian Identity in the Presence of the Other is a breakthrough work that embraces this contemporary challenge and charts a path toward fruitful interfaith dialogue. The Christian and Jewish theologians in this book explore the ways that both religions have understood the covenant in biblical, rabbinic, medieval, and modern religious writings and reflect on how the covenant can serve as a reservoir for a positive theological relationship between Christianity and Judaism–not merely one of non-belligerent tolerance, but of respect and theological pluralism, however limited Continue Reading 2 Faiths One Covenant

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  • Pondering The Passion

    $34.00

    Introduction: The Passion–What’s At Stake For Christians And Jews?
    Philip A. Cunningham
    First-Century History

    The Jews Under Roman Rule
    Claudia Setzer
    The Problem Of Jewish Jurisprudence And The Trial Of Jesus
    Michael J. Cook
    Why Was Jesus Executed?: History And Faith
    John Clabeaux
    The Bible

    Protestant Understandings Of The Passion
    Walter Harrelson
    Separating The True From The Historical: A Catholic Approach To The Passion Narratives
    George M. Smiga
    The Arts

    The Depiction Of Jews In Early Passion Iconography
    Pamela Berger
    The Passion In Music: Bach’s Settings Of The Matthew And John Passions
    Raymond Helmick
    Oberammegau: A Case Study Of Passion Plays
    A. James Rudin
    Celluloid Passions
    John J. Michalczyk
    Theology

    What Does It Mean To Be Saved?
    Clark Williamson
    Why Is The Death Of Jesus Redemptive?
    Louis Roy
    The Passion Of Christ

    A Challenge To Catholic Teaching
    Philip A. Cunningham
    Were You There When They Crucified My Lord? The Psychological Risks Of Witnessing The Passion
    Maddy Cunningham
    Gibson’s Passion In The Face Of The Shoah’s Ethical Considerations
    John T. Pawlikowski
    Educating For A Faith That Feels And Thinks
    Mary C. Boys

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    Pondering the Passion: What’s at Stake for Christians and Jews? explores how the story of the death of Jesus has been imagined and portrayed over the centuries. In the shadow of the Holocaust and under the eye of contemporary scrutiny, the varied and often conflicting depictions of the Passion of Christ raise questions lying at the heart of both the Jewish and the Christian faiths: Who was Jesus? Why was he executed? What role did the Jews play in his death? How is Jesus’ death redemptive? What does it mean to be saved? What are the psychological effects of seeing Jesus brutalized? How can artistic and creative license affect belief and doctrine in the religious imagination of the Judeo-Christian tradition?

    Beginning with the world of the first century and the circumstances of Jesus’ execution, the prominent Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish contributors consider the diverse perspectives of the canonical gospels; depictions of the Passion in Christian art, music, drama, and film; biblical and theological interpretations of the crucifixion; and contemporary ethical, educational, and psychological issues. Edited by Philip Cunningham, a leading authority on Jewish-Christian dialogue, this collection is must reading for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of Christ’s Passion, Death, and Resurrection, especially in light of contemporary depictions of and discussions over depictions of the Passion Continue Reading Pondering The Passion

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  • Pondering The Passion

    $89.00

    Introduction: The Passion–What’s At Stake For Christians And Jews?
    Philip A. Cunningham
    First-Century History

    The Jews Under Roman Rule
    Claudia Setzer
    The Problem Of Jewish Jurisprudence And The Trial Of Jesus
    Michael J. Cook
    Why Was Jesus Executed?: History And Faith
    John Clabeaux
    The Bible

    Protestant Understandings Of The Passion
    Walter Harrelson
    Separating The True From The Historical: A Catholic Approach To The Passion Narratives
    George M. Smiga
    The Arts

    The Depiction Of Jews In Early Passion Iconography
    Pamela Berger
    The Passion In Music: Bach’s Settings Of The Matthew And John Passions
    Raymond Helmick
    Oberammegau: A Case Study Of Passion Plays
    A. James Rudin
    Celluloid Passions
    John J. Michalczyk
    Theology

    What Does It Mean To Be Saved?
    Clark Williamson
    Why Is The Death Of Jesus Redemptive?
    Louis Roy
    The Passion Of Christ

    A Challenge To Catholic Teaching
    Philip A. Cunningham
    Were You There When They Crucified My Lord? The Psychological Risks Of Witnessing The Passion
    Maddy Cunningham
    Gibson’s Passion In The Face Of The Shoah’s Ethical Considerations
    John T. Pawlikowski
    Educating For A Faith That Feels And Thinks
    Mary C. Boys

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    Pondering the Passion: What’s at Stake for Christians and Jews? explores how the story of the death of Jesus has been imagined and portrayed over the centuries. In the shadow of the Holocaust and under the eye of contemporary scrutiny, the varied and often conflicting depictions of the Passion of Christ raise questions lying at the heart of both the Jewish and the Christian faiths: Who was Jesus? Why was he executed? What role did the Jews play in his death? How is Jesus’ death redemptive? What does it mean to be saved? What are the psychological effects of seeing Jesus brutalized? How can artistic and creative license affect belief and doctrine in the religious imagination of the Judeo-Christian tradition?

    Beginning with the world of the first century and the circumstances of Jesus’ execution, the prominent Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish contributors consider the diverse perspectives of the canonical gospels; depictions of the Passion in Christian art, music, drama, and film; biblical and theological interpretations of the crucifixion; and contemporary ethical, educational, and psychological issues. Edited by Philip Cunningham, a leading authority on Jewish-Christian dialogue, this collection is must reading for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of Christ’s Passion, Death, and Resurrection, especially in light of contemporary depictions of and discussions over depictions of the Passion Continue Reading Pondering The Passion

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  • Chinese Puzzle : Putting The Pieces Together For A Deeper Understanding Of

    $14.99

    With fresh statistics and two new chapters, author Mike Falkenstine is proud to present the second edition of his book, The Chinese Puzzle. Falkenstine has felt a direct leading to help you understand China and her Church. There is much confusion. Does persecution exist? Can Christians in China worship freely? As a Westerner, how may I most effectively pray for and engage in China? Many people are confused by these questions and issues. China is like a huge puzzle, with many pieces and moving parts; it’s hard to identify all that is happening today in China.
    China is experiencing some monumental, head-spinning changes, and even the most discerning China analyst may find it daunting to keep up. Information flows from multiple sources, and much of it seems contradictory; this doesn’t facilitate our understanding of China and her church. There are also some in the West who pose as ‘China Experts,’ even though they haven’t been to China in many years, they don’t speak the Chinese language, and they are therefore functioning with old paradigms which foster old stereotypes of China.
    In writing this book, Falkenstine hopes to give you many more pieces to the puzzle that may deepen your understanding of China and thereby Christianity in China. With many more pieces to the puzzle, he believes you will be able to pray more effectively for China, engage with what God is doing there, and see China from a much more balanced perspective. As we finish the first decade of the 21st century, the situation in China is ripe for increased Western engagement based on mutual understanding, and he hopes this book serves as a catalyst to strengthen and deepen that understanding. Continue Reading Chinese Puzzle : Putting The Pieces Together For A Deeper Understanding Of

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  • Lo Que Todo Catolico Debe Sabe

    $2.39

    Noble intentions don’t guarantee eternal life. Former priest Richard Bennett shows from the Bible how God saves through faith in Christ alone.

    Also available in English Continue Reading Lo Que Todo Catolico Debe Sabe

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  • Respuestas A Las Sectas

    $19.95

    A unique approach to the responding to those who distort the Bible to fit their own, particular cultic interpretation. The format follows the Scriptural order so that the reader can easily find the verse that has been misinterpreted, as well as the correct explanation of the passage.
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  • Son Todas Las Religiones Igual

    $1.95

    What is religion? / The supreme reality: The Trinity, Allah or Brahma? / Evaluating the differences
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  • Islam Y El Cristianismo

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    You cannot afford to be misinformed about Islam, a religion whose influence is rapidly growing around the world. Dr. R. C. Sproul and Abdul Saleeb, an Arab Christian, explore Islam’s beliefs and show how Muslims reject the Christian faith at several key points. Whether you want to know how Islam differs from Christianity or how A clear comparison between two of the biggest religions that affects the whole world Continue Reading Islam Y El Cristianismo

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  • In Search Of The Catholic Spirit

    $32.99

    SKU (ISBN): 9780716205883David ChapmanBinding: Cloth TextPublished: 2004Methodist StudiesPublisher: Epworth Press

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  • Written On The Flyleaf

    $13.50

    In this book Dr Bishop reflects upon 35 year s of the serious study of Indian religions, and assesses the influence of that on his own beliefs. ‘ Continue Reading Written On The Flyleaf

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  • Road Ahead : A Christian Muslim Dialogue

    $15.95

    How can Christians and Muslims overcome the obstacles which stand in the way of mutual understanding and trust?

    This was the highly topical question addressed by forty scholars of the two faiths who gathered for a major two-day international seminar at Lambeth Palace in January 2002. Hosted by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the event was supported by the Prime Minister, with the co-operation of Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan. All three contribute forewords to this book, which presents the papers read at the seminar and describes the discussions which they stimulated.

    Drawing on the insights and expertise of Christians and Muslims from a wide variety of nations and cultures, this book offers a message of hope to all those who seek to build bridges between those who follow the world’s two biggest religions. Continue Reading Road Ahead : A Christian Muslim Dialogue

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  • Scriptures In Dialogue

    $23.95

    In April 2003, Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, convened a group of twenty-five leading Christian and Muslim scholars for three days of theological dialogue.

    Scriptures in Dialogue presents a record of this seminar, held in Doha at the invitation of the Amir of Qatar. The focus of this gathering was the study of passages from the Qur’an and the Bible. Combining scholarship at the highest level with commitment to the practice of their faiths in the modern world, the participants addressed questions such as discernment of the Word of God, the place of women in their believing communities, and making space for the religious ‘Other’.

    At a time when the world’s attention was fixed on the conflict in Iraq, this inter faith gathering was also a hopeful sign of the deepening of the dialogue between Christians and Muslims which is so important for both faith communities today.

    It includes:

    Papers by Vincent Cornell, Basit Koshul, Esther Mombo, Mona Siddiqui, Tim Winter, Tom Wright and Francis Young.
    Substantial summaries of the discussions.
    Brief reflections from participants on the place of scripture in their own lives as believers.
    A major lecture on inter faith relations given by Rowan Williams in Birmingham shortly after the seminar. Continue Reading Scriptures In Dialogue

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  • Denominations Comparison Pamphlet

    $3.99

    Size 8.5 X 5.5 – 12-14 Panels Unfolds To 33 Long.
    High Gloss Plastic Coated Sheet

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    This pamphlet compares 12 Christian denominations and what they believe on different topics. Groups include:
    * Baptist * Churches of Christ * Anabaptist * Orthodox
    * Presbyterian * Anglican * Lutheran * Congregational
    * Adventist * Pentecostal * Roman Catholic * Methodist
    What do they believe about God, the Trinity, Jesus, the Scriptures, Baptism, the Lord’s Supper, and salvation? This easy-to-understand chart has brief, concise answers. All of these groups believe in the deity of Christ and the importance of Scripture, so what makes them different? Fits inside a Bible cover. Unfolds to 33. Also available as a wall chart.

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