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World Religions and Their Missions

Aaron J. Ghiloni

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ISBN 10: 1433122847 / ISBN 13: 9781433122842
Published by Peter Lang Feb 2015, 2015
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Neuware - Schleiermacher maintained that «to make proselytes out of unbelievers is deeply engrained in the character of religion.» But why do religions proselytize Do all religions seek conversions How are religions adapting their proclamations in a deeply plural world This book provides a detailed analysis of the missionary impulse as it is manifested across a range of religious and irreligious traditions. World Religions and Their Missions systematically compares the motives and methods of the «missions» of Atheism, the Bahá'í Faith, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Mormonism. The text also develops innovative frameworks for interreligious encounters and comparative mission studies. 349 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # 9781433122842

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Title: World Religions and Their Missions

Publisher: Peter Lang Feb 2015

Publication Date: 2015

Binding: Buch

Book Condition:Neu

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Schleiermacher maintained that "to make proselytes out of unbelievers is deeply engrained in the character of religion." But why do religions proselytize? Do all religions seek conversions? How are religions adapting their proclamations in a deeply plural world? This book provides a detailed analysis of the missionary impulse as it is manifested across a range of religious and irreligious traditions. World Religions and Their Missions systematically compares the motives and methods of the "missions" of Atheism, the Bahá'í Faith, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Mormonism. The text also develops innovative frameworks for interreligious encounters and comparative mission studies.

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Aaron J. Ghiloni (PhD, University of Queensland) is a faculty member at Trinity College Queensland, an affiliate lecturer at Australian Catholic University, and an honorary research fellow at the University of Queensland. Ghiloni is the author of John Dewey among the Theologians.

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