Encountering World Religions

A Christian Introduction

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Irving Hexham
  • Grand Rapids, MI: 
    , May
     208 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Jeremy Jenkins forthcoming.


Today Christians in the West live in a missionary situation, where neighbors and coworkers are increasingly Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, and more. Encountering World Religions enables Christians to better understand the beliefs and practices of their neighbors and to interact with them in ways that are both faithful and gracious.

The diversity of the world's religions has come to the West, but believers are often ill-equipped for any kind of serious engagement with non-Christians. In Encountering World Religions, professor and author Irving Hexham introduces all the world's major religious traditions in a brief and understandable way.

Hexham outlines key beliefs and practices in each religion, while also providing guidance on how to think critically about them from the standpoint of Christian theology. African, yogic, and Abrahamic traditions are all covered. Accessible and clear, Encountering World Religions will provide formal and lay students alike with a useful Christian introduction to the major faiths of our world.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Irving Hexham is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Calgary and Adjunct Professor of World Christianity at Liverpool Hope University.


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