The God Confusion
Gary Cox, author of How to be an Existentialist, explores in a witty, yet balanced way the idea of God and the standard arguments for his existence, and he shows how all such arguments are logically incapable of moving beyond speculation to any kind of proof. Concluding that God may or may not exist and that the only credible philosophical position is agnosticism, Cox acknowledges that a commitment to live as though there is a moral God is both coherent and prudent.
The Lutterworth Dictionary of the Bible
With 1,450 articles written by scholars from the USA's National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion, but including a broad range of opinion and approach, this dictionary aims to provide the student with accurate, relevant and interesting information about the history, traditions and literature of the Bible. The well-illustrated A–Z includes outlines of each canonical book and articles on key people, places and terms, non-canonical books and Biblical scholarship.
An Encyclopedia of the World's Faiths
Drawing on a wealth of scholarly research and firsthand source material, this is a comprehensive survey of the modern religious world. Encompassing traditional faiths, indigenous religions and new religious movements, the book focuses on the historical development and teachings of each religion and examines how these traditions have evolved into contemporary beliefs and practices. This revised and updated edition also explores new approaches to spirituality, the spread of religious pluralism and the movement towards interfaith dialogue.
Geography of Religion
Where God Lives, Where Pilgrims Walk
This sumptuously illustrated volume explores the birthplaces of the world's five great religions - Hinduism and Buddhism in India and the monotheistic faiths in the Middle East - and follows the spread of their monuments and practices around the globe. At a time when the world is divided by faith, the book's focus on the universal principles they share shows that, while they all have both saints and fanatics, our religions bind us together in the quest for a higher truth.
Tracing the Way
Spiritual Dimensions of the World Religions
'Even in the new millennium the diversity of religions can lead to mutual enrichment.' Theologian Hans Kung surveys the major religions of the world, tracing the history which lies behind them; analysing major paradigms and highlighting common elements and differences; and showing how their potential for peace could become a shared ethic for humankind.