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Hugh Freedman and David Freedman, A Philosophical Study of Religion,
The Craig Press, Nutley, New Jersey, 1964, pp. 267.
from a distinctly Reformed Christian viewpoint this work raises many issues
normally overlooked by more liberal scholars. As such it is a good complement
to Kaufmann's more caustic writing.
Dawson, edited by James Oliver and Christiana Scott, Religion and World History,
Image Books, Doubleday, New York, 1973.
excellent introduction to religious history by an insightful Roman Catholic
historian. This book is very well worth
making an effort to read.
Kuyper, Lectures on Calvinism, Wm. Be. Eerdmans, Grand Rapids, 1968,
the text of a series of lectures delivered at Princeton University these essays
provide a framework within which Christian students can begin to tackle the
immense problems of religious diversity and cultural pluralism.
Kuyper, Principles of Sacred Theology, Wm. Be. Eerdmans, Grand Rapids,
1968, pp. 683.
a theology text many parts of this work apply to issues in Religious Studies,
especially Kuyper's stimulating discussion about the meaning of "faith."
Orr, The Christian View of God and the World, Wm. B. Eerdmans, Grand
Rapids, 1948, pp. 480
somewhat dated owing to its original date of publication in 1891, many of the
discussions, particularly those found in the extended footnotes apply directly
to issues in Religious Studies.
Bavinck, The Philosophy of Revelation, Baker Book House, Grand Rapids,
1979, pp. 349.
theological work with important implications for the study of religion written
by Kuyper's colleague Herman Bavinck in 1909.
Although dated it is still a valuable resource for the Christian student.
Lecerf, An Introduction to Reformed Dogmatics, Baker Book House, Grand
Rapids, 1981, pp. 403..
French Calvinist's approach to the study of religion and theology which has
stimulating discussions of Durkheim and various other figures whose work affects
our thinking about the nature of religion.
Berkouwer, Man: The Image of God, Wm. B. Eerdmans, Grand Rapids, 1962.
Schaeffer, The Complete Works of Francis Schaeffer, Westchester, Illinois,
Crossway Books, 1985
background thinking for a Christian interpretation of other religious traditions.
Berkouwer, General Revelation, Wm. B. Eerdmans, Grand Rapids, 1955.
should be read alongside Berkouwer's book Man: The Image of God. It deals with Biblical approaches to revelation
outside the Bible.
F. Holmes, Contours of a World View, Wm B. Eerdmans, Grand Rapids, 1983,
from knowing about other religious traditions it is important for Christians
to have a broad vision of their own religion. This text provides such a vision
and helps the reader find other sources for information on Christianity.An excellent
survey of Christian approaches to non‑Christian religions by an outstanding
Callaway, Zen Way‑Jesus Way, Charles E. Turtle and Co., Rutland,
remarkable book by a Southern Baptist missionary.
J. Sharpe, Faith Meets Faith: Some Christian Attitudes to Hinduism in the
Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, SCM Press, London, 1977.
very useful survey which sets inter‑religious discussion in its historical
J. Sharpe, Not to Destroy but to Fulfil: The Contribution of J.N. Farquhar
to Protestant Missionary Thought in India Before 1914, Swedish Institute
of Missionary Research, Uppsala, 1965.
valuable, in depth, study of one missionary's interaction with Hinduism.
Verkuyl, Contemporary Missiology, Wm. Be. Eerdmans, Grand Rapids, 1978.
value of this book lies in the wide range of topics covered and its excellent
Cragg, Christ and the Faiths, Westminster Press, Philadelphia, 1986
modern Christian approach to other religious traditions.
Bavinck, The Church Between Temple and Mosque, Wm. B. Eerdmans, Grand
stimulating and orthodox Christian attempt to interpret the reality of religious pluralism.