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New Age movement

Christianity: The Complete Guide

Continuum, 2005

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...It is difficult to pin down any New Age teaching as held by a consensus of its devotees. One commentator has perceptively written that ‘understanding the New Age is like trying to wrestle with a jelly’, since it is so eclectic and amorphous...

Islam and Christianity

Christianity: The Complete Guide

Continuum, 2005

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...For more than fourteen centuries Christians and Muslims have faced the reality of living and interacting with each other. The responses of each community have been guided religiously by their own scriptures and theological positions...

Japanese religions and Christianity

Christianity: The Complete Guide

Continuum, 2005

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...Most visitors to Japan are impressed by the apparent harmony between the various religions. People belong to more than one of them. Statistics show that most Japanese are Buddhists, but at the same time they are registered as Shintoists...

Hinduism and Christianity

Christianity: The Complete Guide

Continuum, 2005

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...Christians encountering Hindu religious life for the first time are often bewildered by the sheer profusion of imagery. So many divine names and sacred stories, complex rituals and esoteric metaphysics - and much more - to be made sense of....

New religious movements

Christianity: The Complete Guide

Continuum, 2005

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...In one sense, ‘new religious movements’ are very old. For example, Christianity could be regarded as a new religious movement emerging from Judaism after the destruction of the second temple in 70 CE. But the term has come to be used...

Other Faiths

Christianity: The Complete Guide

Continuum, 2005

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...Buddhism, Chinese religions, Hinduism, Interfaith dialogue, Interfaith worship, Islam, Japanese religions, Judaism, New Age, Paganism, Traditional religions, Zoroastrianism Religions: bearers of life or death? Every...

Traditional religions and Christianity

Christianity: The Complete Guide

Continuum, 2005

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...Traditional religions are usually defined as the religions of the ‘first peoples’ of tropical Africa, Australia, the Americas, the Pacific Islands and other parts of the world (often remote, like Siberia) before outsiders arrived...

Zoroastrianism and Christianity

Christianity: The Complete Guide

Continuum, 2005

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...It has been said that Zoroastrianism is the oldest of the revealed world religions, and has probably had more influence on humankind, directly and indirectly, than any other single faith. Yet there are no more than about 140,000...

Christianity and Islam

Colin Gunton

Colin E. Gunton was Professor of Christian Doctrine, King's College, London, UK, and a Minister of the United Reformed Church. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Stephen R. Holmes

Stephen Holmes is Lecturer in Theology at The University of St Andrews, UK. He has published extensively in the field of Christian theology and has previously collaborated with Colin Gunton in The Practice of Theology, SCM Press, 2001. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theologian as Preacher : Further sermons from Colin E. Gunton

Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2007

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...After his birth, astrologers from the east arrived in Jerusalem.Festival of Epiphany, 6 January 2002Readings: Mt. 2.1–12; Isa. 60.1–6; Eph. 3.1–12 I ‘After his birth, astrologers from the east arrived in Jerusalem.’ On 11 September last...

Later Developments

Jesus : The Complete Guide

Continuum, 2003

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...On this scriptural foundation, the Muslim community in medieval times further developed its thinking about Jesus, and it did so in several different ways. On the one hand, as the Muslim community expanded from Arabia, where Christians had...