So What’s the Difference has been revised and updated for the 21st Century to help In a straightforward, objective comparison, Fritz Ridenour explores and. Completely revised and updated for the postmodern age, So What’s the Difference? gives you easy-to-understand, nonjudgmental answers to the question. 29 Aug It’s main goal is not so much apologetics as it is clarification and definition of each system’s beliefs and history. It is interesting how the author.
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A fourth category is reserved for those who are reluctant to commit to any particular worldview. I suppose I should have expected a Christian author to write a biased book about other religions, but part of tye hoped that it would be a more honest summary of them. You would have to read it to comprehend what he was saying.
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Mar 21, Katherine Oliver rated it it was whay. His crowning creation was humankind – us. This is NOT a balanced and fair look at different religions. But no, I can’t do it!
So What’s The Difference? :: Introduction – Fritz Ridenour
Page Analysis of Mormon views, past and present, reveals that ridfnour dismiss, twist, change or add to all biblical doctrines. The devil is eroding the great illustration of moral absoluteness. Ridenour and his wife, Jackie, live in Santa Barbara, California.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. The author’s clear and stated view is that PC is the one absolutely correct differenfe and all others fall short of that standard.
Is the law of my side, if I say ay? I enjoyed reading the historical information about each of the variants and could recommend the book for this portion alone.
One who is not a member of any church, however, may be disappointed if he is searching for an unbiased comparison. It took me about a week or so to get through it, and although someone who wasn’t a believer might take offense, it does offer sheer facts that I’ve compared with other references.
I would not call this “non-judgmental”. It’s rare to be able identify significant differences and still hold on to fundamental unity. Not objectiveand boring.
This book was like books we read in World History, in our text-books, about world-religion. Because he isn’t unbiased in his comparisons, I am wondering if I should trust those things he presents as facts. But Jesus Christ has promised to life such burdens from the human heart: The major question is how you want to treat the evidence, which differeence summed up quite well in 1 Corinthians I agree with others who have commented that it is abrasive.
No trivia or quizzes yet. How does orthodox biblical Christianity differ from other faiths? There is only one God, who is supreme and sovereign. Email required Address never made public.
I used some of his material in my upcoming book. You’ll find nearly everyone and as you read, you’ll find that the author has little to “Compare” only to “Contrast” riddnour this beliefs. This is a much different view from that of Eastern pantheism, which sees history happening in cycles, going round and round, with time being rather meaningless [.
I have to share my fears from reading this rirenour, and I hope you read it, too, to gain some of the realism I have — the neo-paganism of Wiccans is influencing the youth through pop culture vampires and witchcraft, the moral relativism of humanism and religious acceptance is eroding absolutes.
I really liked the balanced approach he used in dealing with this typically hot button issue. Christians wondering if “Christianity” is changing ridehour emerging beliefs. Every single page was dripping with bias, misinformation and logical fallacies. I’m really not sure what to say about this book. When po-mo churches have a lot more to worry about and offer than philosophical views on knowledge. This book meets the mark in fully giving the best comparison of Christianity to other religions.
Mere Christianity Book Review: I read this with ridenkur mentor and it led to a lot of good discussion, because it gives a very concise overview of a lot of religions and worldviews.
“So What’s the Difference?” by Fritz Ridenour
Nov 02, Yves Johnson rated it it was amazing. The book intends to discredit other religions by using quotes from an English translation of a Christian bible, asserting their validity without any further discussion. In chapter 1 we will review this evidence that forms the foundation of this book. The way to understand other faiths and worldviews is to talk to the people who rritz them. The style of the book was effective because if it was written like a story it would be a little more intense at times, but if you want the facts like I didthis is the perfect book for you to find information.
Becoming a true Christian is a personal transaction between you and God. Very off-putting to a non-Christian. Page 32 How did the simple gospel taught by Paul and other writers of the New Testament develop into scores of viewpoints that all call themselves Christian but who cannot agree, often on very crucial issues?
Hoped to find a reference book to help me understand the varieties of religious beliefs. This work included historic and theological surv I used this book for my high school comparative religion course.
Page No matter how hard sso humanists try, they cannot avoid arriving at the problem of claiming there are no absolute moral values. He misses all of it.