An exploration of how Christianity relates to other religions - essential reading for those living in a pluralist society. Do all the world's religions focus on the same God? If not, where do the differences lie and do...
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An exploration of how Christianity relates to other religions - essential reading for those living in a pluralist society.
Do all the world's religions focus on the same God?
If not, where do the differences lie and do they matter?
What is taught by Hinduism, Buddhism or the traditional religions on issues such as suffering?
What about the great monotheistic religions - is Allah the same as Yaweh?
Peter Cotterel argues that this is an issue Christians can be completely sure on: 'In Christianity, God has revealed Himself in a very precise way... The gods of the other religions do not fit into this tight description'.
One God is a fascinating exposition of what Christians believe and why, and a plea for clear thinking on the issues of understanding other religions and how Christian assurance must always be tempered with Christian humility.
Christians claim to believe in one God. So do Jews and Muslims. So why are the faiths so different? What do Christians mean when they say they worship one God but believe in a Trinity? What do Hinduism and the traditional religions of tribal societies believe about God? What do Christians mean by salvation, and what does salvation mean to a Jew or a Muslim? Where do the faiths agree? Where do they differ? What do they all have in common? Peter Cotterell explores the differences between Christianity and other faiths.
Peter Cotterell (PhD., University of London, Hon DUniv. FRSA) is Associate Senior Lecturer in Islamic Studies. Peter Cotterell's distinguished career includes 19 years lecturing at London School of Theology, where he also served as Principal, and 23 in the mission field in Ethiopia, where he founded the Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology. His publications in Linguistics, Missiology, Islam and Communications total 17 books including One God: the deity revealed in Jesus, Islam in Conflict, Is God Helpless? and Linguistics and Biblical Interpretation .-Editorial Review.