Cooper, Derek

Christianity and World Religions



Christianity and World Religions
Book Description:

Derek Cooper examines the rival worldviews found in Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism, Judaism, Islam, and irreligion. He engages these worldviews from a Christian perspective, first by showing how the biblical authors engaged other religions and then by surveying the way Christian theologians have done so. Each chapter contains six parts: (i) a creation story, (ii) the religion's historical origin, (iii) its beliefs, (iv) religious writings, (v) worship practices, (vi) as well as Christian reflections on the religion. For those who would like to read more, the appendix includes lists of helpful primary and secondary books.


Derek Cooper (PhD, Lutheran Seminary; MA, MDiv, Biblical Theological Seminary) is assistant professor of biblical studies and historical theology at Biblical Seminary in Hatfield, Pennsylvania, where he is also the Director of the LEAD Master of Divinity Program. He is the author of So You're Thinking about Going to Seminary? and a volume editor in the forthcoming Reformation Commentary on Scripture.

Additional Information:

Number of Pages:210
Publisher:Presbyterian & Reformed
Publication Date:2013