He addresses some central issues in understanding religion and religions today, challenging common misunderstandings of the concept of religion itself and its relation to culture.
Harold Netland, an expert in philosophical aspects of religion and pluralism, offers a fresh analysis of religion in today's globalizing world. He addresses some central issues in understanding religion and religions today, challenging common misunderstandings of the concept of religion itself and its relation to culture.
He also shows how particular religious traditions, such as Buddhism, undergo significant change with modernization, secularization, and globalization. Netland then responds to issues concerning the plausibility of Christian commitments to Jesus Christ and the unique truth of the Christian gospel in light of religious diversity and disagreement.
The book concludes by considering basic principles for Christians living as Christ's disciples in religiously diverse contexts. Scholars, missionaries, and pastors will also benefit from this book.
Religion s in a Modern, Globalizing World 1.
Rethinking Religion s 2. Secularization, Globalization, and the Religions 3. Buddhism in the Modern World 4. Jesus in a Global, Postcolonial World Part 2: Christian Commitments in a Pluralistic World 5.
Can All Religions Be True? Religious Diversity and Reasons for Belief 8.
With great effectiveness and faithfulness, Netland unpacks one of the knottiest theological issues of our day: This is essential reading. Muck, executive director, Louisville Institute "As one of the most respected evangelicals working in the philosophy of religion over the past two-plus decades, Harold Netland is attentive like few others to the challenges confronting Christian faith in a global context.
His characteristically careful treatment and analysis in this book help us understand why Christian mission has to proceed with humility rather than triumphalistically in the present ferment.
Netland combines a passionate heart with a keen mind. He has listened carefully to the cacophonous worldwide discussion on these questions and has compelling things to say about how to believe that Jesus is the only way to the Father while at the same time recognizing that there is goodness and truth among other religionists.
Seldom do you find such expansive coverage of issues and competing perspectives in a book that also reflects deep acquaintance with diverse disciplines. Netland's exposition of theories and traditions is even handed, and his assessment of complex arguments is incisive.
It is an extraordinary achievement. This book answers that question. Netland has deep knowledge of both the various religions of the world and of recent scholarly discussions of pluralism.
His arguments are careful, incisive, and sensible. In addition, the book is faithfully Christian and helpful to the Christian community.
I recommend the book highly to all who are interested in the problems of religious pluralism and Christian mission. Pitzer Professor of Philosophy, Claremont McKenna College "Not many thinkers are equally at home in John Hick, Alvin Plantinga, and the history of Buddhism, and fewer still are able to combine these interests with much else, as Harold Netland has, in a persuasive proposal about Christianity and the plural global scene.
Ethnic diversity at the crossroads of civilizations Situated between Africa, Asia, and Europe, the Middle East has been a crossroads for traders, travelers, and empire builders for thousands of years. An Analysis of the Diversity in Religions Across the World PAGES 2. WORDS 1, View Full Essay. More essays like this: religions, diversity in religions, religion on earth, earth great diversity. Not sure what I'd do without @Kibin - Alfredo Alvarez, student @ Miami University. List of countries ranked by ethnic and cultural diversity level. List based on Fearon's analysis. This page contains lists of countries ranked by ethnic and cultural diversity level. Methodology. The List based on Fearon's analysis. In the Fearon list.
Clear but not simplistic, balanced but not anemic, gentle but not compromising, this volume demonstrates that an informed faith is well able to ground mission in today's world. With philosophical clarity, theological nuance, and interreligious sensitivity, Netland serves once again as a wise and faithful guide for followers of Jesus seeking to understand our religiously diverse world.
Netland PhD, Claremont Graduate University is professor of philosophy of religion and intercultural studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where he also directs the PhD in intercultural studies program.
He is the author or coauthor of Reviews Named an Outstanding Mission Book ofInternational Bulletin of Mission Research "[Netland] skillfully analyzes the changing religious landscape of the world and suggests ways Christians can continue to be faithful disciples of Christ in a changing world.
The book is a helpful addition to the current discourse on Christian mission in multi-religious contexts.Catherine Albanese, America: Religions and Religion, Wadsworth Publishing, The standard scholarly introduction to the study of American religious traditions, this textbook has introduced thousands of students to the rich religious diversity of the American religious experience, from early Native American traditions up to the present day.
Religion Essays - Diversity of Religious Cultures - The impact of immigration greatly affected the diversity of religious cultures and traditions in Australia. Aspects Of Religious And Cultural Diversity In Middle East And North Africa – Analysis In the Arab world everyone was Arab even if he .
Levinson says that a holocultural study “is designed to test or develop a proposition through the statistical analysis of data on a sample of ten or more non-literate societies from three or more geographical regions of the world” (). The diversity measures show that China, India, Russia, Japan, and Indonesia are among the world's most religiously diverse states, and contrary to received wisdom, are more diverse than the USA, which is often regarded as the most diverse in the world.
Apr 03, · Some efforts to measure religious diversity have attempted to take into account subgroups of the major religious traditions. 3 The main challenge in looking at religious diversity in this way is the serious data limitations for subgroups within religions other than Christianity.