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A fundamental tool for Christians and all who aspire to understand the religious and cultural life of the world. This magisterial work explores the position of the world's religions within their socio-cultural systems and explains the relations between Christianity and the non-Christian religions, East and West, the clash of cultures and the movement of divine and human forces that are changing the pattern of man's life.
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Dr. Hendrik Kraemer (17.05.1888-11.11.1965) received his doctor's degree in Oriental Languages, Cultures, and Religions from Leiden University. He became Professor of the History and Phenomenology of Religions in the Theological Faculty there. He was Director of the Ecumenical Institute of the World Council of Churches at Bossey (near Geneva) and was Fosdick Visiting Professor at the Union Theological Seminary, New York. Publications: The Christian message in an non-Christian World, 1938 Religion and the Christian faith, 1956 The communication of the Christian faith, 1957 A Theology of the Laity, 1958 World cultures and world religions, 1960
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Book Description James Clarke Co Ltd, United Kingdom, 2003. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. The meeting of Christianity and the non-Christian religions, the impact of East on West, and West on East, the clash of cultures and the movement of divine and human forces that are changing the pattern of man s life, form the basis of Kraemer s text. He deals historically with the world situation as he sees it because history determines the mood in which East and West approach this coming dialogue . Kraemer surveys the position of the world s religions deeply enmeshed in socio-cultural systems that create both barriers to change but impetus towards evolution. The dialogue with the grand, elusive, Eastern systems of humanist thinking demands searching thought, fundamental re-adjustment of methods and readiness to find fresh points of contact. It aims, however, to vindicate the personal conception of the living God as manifest in Jesus Christ. The key word of Oriental philosophies is harmony, glossing over the glaring disharmonies of man s life . This is the heart of the dialogue that Kraemer discusses backed by his experience and learning.Kraemer aims to provide a formative and fundamental tool for Christians and all who are aspire to an intelligent and penetrative understanding of the religious and cultural life of the world. Seller Inventory # BTE9780227170953