Originally published in 1961, Christianity Among the Religions examines whether it is possible to learn from other religions without compromising on personal religious loyalties.
The book traces from the thirteenth century the gradual awakening of the West to the spiritual qualities of other religions and the various efforts made to place them in relation to Christianity. It explores the reports sent home by Jesuit missionaries in China, the advance in knowledge in nineteenth-century Europe, and the gradual decline in Western "provincialism". In doing so, the book puts forwards suggestions for the relation between Christianity and other religions and calls for open conversations between representatives of different faiths with the aim of increased unity of spirit.Christianity Among the Religions will appeal to all those with an interest in the history of Christianity and religious studies more generally.
Table of Contents
1: Truth and Error; 2: A Vision of Unity; 3: The Impact of China; 4: Rationalism and Romanticism; 5: The Way of the Absolute; 6: Counter-attack from the East; 7: The Turn of the Century; 8: Philosophy in East and West; 9: Christianity and Indian Religions; 10: Criticism; 11: Towards a Conclusion; 12: Communication
Edgar Leonard Allen