Between One Faith and Another: Engaging Conversations on the World's Great Religions
:How do we make sense of the world's different religions?In today's globalized society, religion is deeply intertwined with every issue we see on the news. But talking about multiple religions can be contentious. Are different faiths compatible somehow? And how...
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:How do we make sense of the world's different religions?In today's globalized society, religion is deeply intertwined with every issue we see on the news. But talking about multiple religions can be contentious. Are different faiths compatible somehow? And how can we know whether one religion is more true than another? In this creative thought experiment, Peter Kreeft invites us to encounter dialogues on the world's great faiths. His characters Thomas Keptic and Bea Lever are students in Professor Fesser's course on world religions, and the three explore the content and distinctive claims of each. Together they probe the plausibility of major religions, from Hinduism and Buddhism to Christianity and Islam. Along the way they explore how religions might relate to each other and to what extent exclusivism or inclusivism might make sense. Ultimately Kreeft gives us helpful tools for thinking fairly and critically about competing religious beliefs. If the religions are different kinds of music, do they together make harmony or cacophony? Decide for yourself.
Peter J. Kreeft (Ph.D., Fordham University) is professor of philosophy at Boston College where he has taught since 1965. A popular lecturer, he has also taught at many other colleges, seminaries and educational institutions in the eastern United States. Kreeft has written more than forty books, including The Best Things in Life; The Journey; How to Win the Culture Wars; Jesus meets Socrates; Jesus meets Sartre; Between Heaven and Hell and, with Ronald Tacelli, Handbook of Christian Apologetics and the soon to be released The Philosophy of Jesus and Between Jesus and Allah.
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- :introduction1. What Is Religion? The Problem Of Definition2. Primitive Religions: The Sense Of The Religious3. Hinduism: The Claims Of Mystical Experience4. Buddhism: The Logic Of Nirvana5. Zen: The Transformation Of Consciousness6. Confucianism: The Structure Of Social Success7. Taoism: The Power Of Nature's Way8. Judaism: Human Culture Or Divine Revelation?9. Islam: Is Surrender Fundamentalism Or The Heart Of Religion?10. Christianity: The Most Believed (and Most Unbelievable) Claim Ever Made11. Comparative Religions: Can Contradictories Both Be True?postscript