Author: David A Brown
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8172143141
Probably the best single book available on the subject. A gem of its kind, concise, penetrating, easy to read and enormously informative.
So reviewers welcomed this thoroughly practical book by David Brown, who was Bishop of Guildford until his death in 1982. He taught for many years in Africa and the near East, and his studies of Islam have contributed much to mutual understanding between Christians and Muslims.
In this Study Guide he explores the relationship between the Creator and the creation as it is expressed in the religions of mankind. The chief purpose of the book is to describe religions at their face value, as part of the social and cultural context within which Christians live and work, not to criticize or evaluate them. In the last chapter, however, the author relates this discussion to the belief that in Christ, God intervened in our world in a unique and decisive way.
Material for the chapters on Buddhism, Confucianism, Hinduism, Shintoism, Taoism, and the religions of the Ga in Ghana, the Maori, and Shamanism in Korea has been contributed by nationals of the areas concerned.
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Introduction for the Indian Sub-Continent Edition
CHAPTER 1: God
CHAPTER 2: Religions
Four Traditional religions
The Religion of the Dinka In Sudan
The Religion of the Ga in Ghana
Shamanism in Korea
Five National Religions
Two Chinese Religions
Three International Religions
Religions in the Modern World
A Changing World
One God, Many Religions
The Christian and Other Religions
Some Books for Further Reading
Key to Study Suggestions