World Religions in Seven Sentences
This program is a synopsis of my most recent book, World Religion in Seven Sentences (InterVarsity Press, 2023).
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"Most of us will never become scholars of the major world religions. But as society becomes more pluralistic and technology increases our awareness of and interconnection with countries all over the world, there has never been a time when it is more crucial for believers to understand the major religious worldviews. Enter Douglas Groothuis's marvelous book World Religions in Seven Sentences. Groothuis has earned the reputation of being a first-rate scholar who deals fairly and accurately with views he critiques. And World Religions in Seven Sentences may be his best example yet. This work is unique in that it accurately presents the major religious worldviews; provides fair, hard-hitting criticisms of them; and accomplishes all this in a brief, easy-to-read way. In my view, this is now the first book to read for anyone who wants to get at the heart of important religions and compare them with Christianity. I love this book!"
— J. P. Moreland, distinguished professor of philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, and author of A Simple Guide to Miracles.
The seven sentences are:
- God is dead. (Atheism)
- I am Who I am. (Judaism)
- You are that. (Hinduism).
- Life is suffering. (Buddhism).
- The Dao that can be spoken is not the eternal Dao. (Daoism).
- Before Abraham Was, I am. (Christianity)
- There is one God, and Mohammad is his prophet. (Islam).
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