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Christopher Partridge: Introduction to World Religions

Introduction to World Religions is a first rate work for familiarizing one’s self with a vast array of religious worldviews that bring perspective and purpose to untold millions. It will also serve as an excellent resource for researches wanting a handy reference to turn to time and again for that succinct summary or statement putting special aspects of a respective world religion into perspective. I highly recommend it.

Reviewed by Tony Richie

 

Preview of the first edition:  books.google.com/books/about/Introduction_to_World_Religions.html?id=7lEFyGiP5r8C

Publisher’s page for the second edition (2013): http://store.fortresspress.com/store/productgroup/678/Introduction-to-World-Religions-Second-Edition

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Category: In Depth, Winter 2007

About the Author: Tony Richie, D.Min, Ph.D., is missionary teacher at SEMISUD (Quito, Ecuador) and adjunct professor at the Pentecostal Theological Seminary (Cleveland, TN). Dr. Richie is an Ordained Bishop in the Church of God, and Senior Pastor at New Harvest in Knoxville, TN. He has served the Society for Pentecostal Studies as Ecumenical Studies Interest Group Leader and is currently Liaison to the Interfaith Relations Commission of the National Council of Churches (USA), and represents Pentecostals with Interreligious Dialogue and Cooperation of the World Council of Churches and the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs. He is the author of Speaking by the Spirit: A Pentecostal Model for Interreligious Dialogue (Emeth Press, 2011) and Toward a Pentecostal Theology of Religions: Encountering Cornelius Today (CPT Press, 2013) as well as several journal articles and books chapters on Pentecostal theology and experience.

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