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This is the selected bibliography which Dr. Williams included at the
end of his booklet. Due to space limitations in the
September/October 2007 Does
God Exist? bulletin, we omitted the bibliography from the article in the printed
bulletin. We are making this bibliography available to
anyone who would like to have it for further study.
The following section contains works which argue for the uniqueness of
Christ as distinct from other founders of world religions or various
gods of world religions. Some focus on similarities and
differences between Christianity and other world religions and possible
relationships which can exist between adherents. Some works focus
on how a Christian can best share the gospel with people of
Abdul-Haqq, Abdiyah Akbar. Sharing
Your Faith With a Muslim. Minneapolis, MN: Bethany House
Crockett, William V. and James G. Sigountos. Through No Fault of Their Own?
Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 1991.
Evans, Jack. The Cross or the
Crescent? Wichita Falls, TX: Western Christian Foundation, 1977.
Glaser, Ida. The Bible and Other
Faiths: Christian Responsibility in a World of Religions.
Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2005.
Hooper, Mark R. “Encountering Hinduism.” Gospel Advocate 144 (September
Huffard, Evertt L. “Encountering Islam.” Gospel Advocate 144 (September
Kung, Hans. Christianity and the
World Religions. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1986.
Kung, Hans, and Julia Ching. Christianity
and Chinese Religions. New York: Doubleday, 1989.
Lutzer, Erwin W. Christ Among Other
gods. Chicago: Moody Press, 1994.
Muck, Terry. Alien Gods on American
Turf. Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1990.
Nash, Ronald H. Is Jesus the Only
Savior? Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1994.
Neill, Stephen. Christian Faith
& Other Faiths. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1984.
____________. The Supremacy of Jesus.
Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1984.
Pickard, William M., Jr. Offer Them
Christ: Christian Mission for the Twenty-First Century.
Franklin, TN: Providence House Publishers, 1998.
Pillai, K. V. Paul. India’s Search
for the Unknown Christ. 2d edition. New Delhi: Fazl Publishers,
Rheenen, Gailyn Van. “Encountering Folk Religions.” Gospel Advocate 144 (September
Short, Edward. “Encountering Buddhism.” Gospel Advocate 144 (September
Slate, Philip. “The Christian Encounter with World Religions.” Gospel Advocate 144 (September
Soper, Edmund Davison. The
Philosophy of the Christian World Mission. New York:
Abingdon-Cokesbury Press, 1943.
Speer, Robert E. The Finality of
Jesus Christ. New York: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1933.
Stackhouse, John G., Jr., ed. No
Other Gods Before Me? Evangelicals and the Challenge of World Religions.
Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2001.
Sumner, George R. The First &
the Last: The Claim of Jesus Christ and the Claims of Other Religious
Traditions. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2004.
Tennent, Timothy C. Christianity at
the Religious Roundtable: Evangelicalism in Conversation with Hinduism,
Buddhism, and Islam. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2002.
Thirumalai, Madasamy. Sharing Your
Faith With a Buddhist. Minneapolis, MN: Bethany House
____________. Sharing Your Faith
With a Hindu. Minneapolis, MN: Bethany House Publishers, 2002.
Zacharias, Ravi. Jesus Among Other
Gods: The Absolute Claims of the Christian Message. Nashville:
Word Publishing, 2000.
The books in this section argue for the traditional view of Jesus as
the divine Christ, which is crucial to the questions of his uniqueness
and his ability to be the only savior for mankind.
Blomberg, Craig L. The Historical
Reliability of the Gospels. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity
Boyd, Gregory A. Cynic Sage or Son
of God? Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1995.
Crouch, Leon. The Deity of Christ.
Fort Worth, TX: Star Bible & Tract, 1977.
Erickson, Millard J. The Word Became
Flesh. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 1991.
Felder, Hilarin. Christ and the
Critics. Translated by John L. Stoddard. 2 volumes. London:
Burns, Oates and Washbourne, 1924.
Habermas, Gary R. The Historical
Jesus: Ancient Evidence for the Life of Christ. Joplin, MO:
College Press, 1996.
Harris, Murray J. Jesus as God.
Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 1992.
Hoover, Arlie J. Dear Agnos: A
Defense of Christianity. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House,
Marshall, I. Howard. I Believe in
the Historical Jesus. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1977.
____________. The Origins of New
Testament Christology. 2d edition. Downers Grove, IL:
InterVarsity Press, 1990.
Meier, John P. A Marginal Jew:
Rethinking the Historical Jesus. 3 volumes. New York: Doubleday,
1991, 1994, 2001.
Ramm, Bernard L. An Evangelical
Christology. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1985.
Strobel, Lee. The Case for Christ.
Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1998.
Wells, David F. The Person of Christ.
Westchester, IL: Crossway Books, 1984.
Wilkins, Michael J., and J. P. Moreland, eds. Jesus Under Fire. Grand Rapids, MI:
Wright, N. T. The Resurrection of
the Son of God. Christian Origins and the Question of God.
Volume 3. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2003.
These works provide a general survey of the historical development,
teachings, and current expression of the chief world religions. Some
are done from a Christian perspective. Others are more neutral in
Anderson, J. N. D. The World’s
Religions. 3d edition. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1955.
Armstrong, Karen. Buddha. New
York, NY: Penguin Books, 2001.
____________. Islam: A Short History.
New York, NY: The Modern Library, 2000.
____________. Muhammad: A Biography
of the Prophet. New York: HarperSanFrancisco, 1992.
Bowker, John, ed. The Cambridge
Illustrated History of Religions. Cambridge: Cambridge
University Press, 2002.
____________. The Oxford Dictionary
of World Religions. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997.
Conze, Edward. Buddhism: Its Essence
and Development. New York: Harper Torchbooks, 1951.
Corduan, Winfried. Neighboring
Faiths: Christian Introduction to World Religions. Downers
Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1998.
Crim, Keith, ed. Abingdon Dictionary
of Living Religions. Nashville: Abingdon, 1981.
Doniger, Wendy. Merriam-Webster’s
Encyclopedia of World Religions. Springfield, MA:
Eerdmans’ Handbook to the World’s
Religions. Grand Rapids: MI: Eerdmans, 1982.
Fisher, Mary Pat. Living Religions.
6th edition. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 2005.
Freedman, David Noel, and Michael J. McClymond, eds. The Rivers of Paradise. Grand
Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2001.
Noss, Davis S. A History of the
World’s Religions. 9th edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice
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