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Can Christians learn from other religions?

Robert Henry Lawson Slater

Can Christians learn from other religions?

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Published by Seabury Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Christianity and other religions

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRobert Lawson Slater.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBR127 S57
    The Physical Object
    Pagination94 p.
    Number of Pages94
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17234475M

    That is, it has taught that salvation is available only to Christians. Many modern day Christians, including many Catholics and some liberal Protestants, have developed a view of the New Testament as an extended covenant; they believe that Jews are still in a valid relationship with God, and that Jews can avoid damnation and earn a heavenly reward. A call to be faithful and endure through trials - Hebrews Christianity is solely about a relationship with God, not a religious and dogmatic pursuit of knowledge of God.

    Aurelian is believed to have established the Dies Natalis Solis Invicti Day of the Birth of Sol Invictus as an annual festival[ citation needed ] held on the day when the sun's daily declination visibly starts rising again after the winter Can Christians learn from other religions? booknamely on December 25; the birth of the central figure was thus celebrated on the day which Christians later used to celebrate Jesus' birth having always celebrated this at Epiphany. The Apostle Paul has been suggested as the author by some scholars, but the true author remains anonymous. Some thirty years later, in the aftermath of September 11, our church community has met and worshipped with members of the local Islamic community. Various events have cooperated to introduce various strains of Buddhist theology and meditation to several generations of Western spiritual seekers including some Catholic religious. To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor, and immortality, he will give eternal life. Calvinism is not pacifistic and Calvinists have been involved in religious wars, notably the French Wars of Religion and the English Civil War.

    Yes, Christians can and often do learn from the experiences and faith of non-Christians. Our Christian journey is not an easy one. A final parting thought — there was a point in my own spiritual development when studying other religious traditions might have done more harm to me than good. Students 13 and older are invited to comment below. The nearly unanimous consensus of these authorities was that salvation is found exclusively through belief in Christ. The liberalization of many Seminaries and theological institutions, particularly in regards to the rejection of the notion that the Bible is an infallible document, has led to a much more human-centered and secular movement within Mainline Christian denominations, particularly in the United States.


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Can Christians learn from other religions? by Robert Henry Lawson Slater Download PDF Ebook

The religions both share a belief in the virgin birth of Jesushis miracles and healings, and that he ascended bodily into heaven.

Act And He made from one blood every nation of men to dwell upon all the face of the earth, and He ordained their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, Act in order for them to seek the Lord, if perhaps indeed they might grope for Him and find Him, and yet being indeed not far from each one of us; Act for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, 'For we are also His offspring.

What Christians Can Learn from Other Religions

Our Christian journey is not an easy one. We shouldn't be ignorant of what others believe ESV Hebrews Although he was a son, he learned obedience from what he suffered and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him and was designated by God to be high priest in the order of Melchizedek.

This requires much time in Scripture. He is also the first archbishop to beat bongo drums in the cathedral at his own inauguration. The existence of so many religions in the world, and the unprecedented exposure that followers of different faiths have to Can Christians learn from other religions?

book other at this time in history Can Christians learn from other religions? book of the ease of communication and travel, has led many people to ask questions like "Is one religion the right way to God and heaven, while other religions are wrong? Jesus serves as our mediator to the Father.

From Science and Humanism I have learned of the exquisite order and relationship of all creation and the responsibility of human beings for the welfare of this fragile earth.

Jesus Himself serves as our greatest example. Some Christians have a different understanding of the term messiah, and believe that Jesus is the messiah referred to in the Old Testament prophecies; that the kingdom in these prophecies was to be a heavenly kingdomnot an earthly one; and that Jesus' words and actions in the New Testament provide evidence of his identity as messiah and that the remainder of messianic prophecy will be fulfilled in the Second Coming.

The foremost proponent of this view is John Hick, a "Exclusivism" is the diametric opposite of pluralism, holding that salvation is only through explicit faith in Christ. Yes, Christians can and often do learn from the experiences and faith of non-Christians.

We will know temptation. This dispute was between the Dominicans who argued that Confucianism and Chinese folk religion was worship, and therefore incompatible with Catholicism, and the Jesuit who argued the reverse.

God will take you where He wants to take you when He is ready. Written by Lowell E. Mark Beckwith World religions scholar Huston Smith offers an image for the various world faith traditions. However, since the Holocaustmuch dialogue aimed at Christian—Jewish reconciliation has taken place, and relations have greatly improved.

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If you study all religions, you'll learn all the more of how Jesus is Can Christians learn from other religions? book the only God.Studying other religions is important in today’s multicultural society, and reading other religious texts is a part of learning about those other religions. Christians are under no obligation to Author: Stephanie Hertzenberg.

Learning about other religions is not the same as learning from other religions, which can have great value to Christians who wish to strengthen their faith.

In this book's ten easy-to-read chapters, Wogaman shows readers what Christians can learn from different religions, such as Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and even from tjarrodbonta.com: Ebook. Nov 27,  · I have been reading a book on what major religions believe.

The one thing that has impressed me about other religions is the incredible devotion that many people have for their faith. I also wondered if I can learn some things from other faiths. Can I "borrow" something from it basically. Islam is the most striking example for me.Though other religions may have some truths pdf them, they are not saving truths.

Exclusivism encourages proselytizing since it is the only hope for adherents of other religions to be saved.

This approach best lines up with the teachings of Scripture and of the beliefs .May 20,  · why won't christians learn about other religions?

i don't mean believe. i mean just learn so they might be better informed when talking to others of different religions. i know many people of other religions that know about christianity without subscribing to it.I can ebook speak for myself, but as a committed Christian I have been helped by studying other religions, particularly in the area of prayer.

I have much more to learn, but several personal insights intrigue me.