Encyclopedia of New Age Beliefs

Encyclopedia of New Age Beliefs

Author: John Ankerberg

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 1565071603

Category: Religion

Page: 670

View: 862

This comprehensive, indexed volume includes short, one-page listings of pertinent facts about a particular movement, its founder, how it claims to work, scientific evaluations done, and its potential dangers. Some topics covered are angels, visualization, shamanism, hypnosis, new age medicine and martial arts.

New Age Encyclopedia

New Age Encyclopedia

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ISBN: UOM:49015002844646

Category: New Age movement

Page: 586

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Summary: a guide to the beliefs, concepts, terms, people, and organizations that make up the New Age movement.

What's the Big Deal About Other Religions?

What's the Big Deal About Other Religions?

Author: John Ankerberg

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 9780736934701

Category: Religions

Page: 256

View: 558

Authors John Ankerberg and Dillon Burroughs continue their exciting What's the Big Deal? series with concise, informative answers to the many questions people are asking about the major religious groups in the world. The groups in this book are so widespread that readers are likely to encounter their followers in their own neighborhoods, schools, and workplaces. Which makes it important to understand what they believe, and why. Included in this volume are Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Mormonism, and the Jehovah's Witnesses. And for each group, readers will discover... the origins and history the key teachings and leaders the major writings the traditions and special observances how they differ from Christianity Ankerberg and Burroughs are masterful at focusing on the key essentials readers need to know. And they include many exclusive interviews with experts, as well as numerous fascinating insights--all of which makes for compelling reading.

World Religions Through a Christian Worldview

World Religions Through a Christian Worldview

Author: Pat Zukeran

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781606470688

Category: Religion

Page: 300

View: 154

Do Jews, Muslims, and Christians worship the same God? Should Christians participate in Yoga or the martial arts? Christians today are constantly interacting with individuals, concepts, and practices from the world's religions. To be an effective witness and avoid embracing false ideas, it is essential for Christians to understand and evaluate the various religions from a biblical perspective. This book is designed to equip Christians for that task. Section one gives an overview of the major religions followed by a biblical critique. Section two presents an overview and biblical critique of popular religious ideas and practices such as alternative medicine, martial arts, and yoga. Section three addresses the challenges of religious pluralism and presents the author's defense for the unique and exclusive truth of Christianity. This is a needed resource for all who want to be an effective witness for Christ in a pluralistic world. "This is a handy, helpful handbook for witnessing to unbelievers from various and sundry religious perspectives." Dr. Norman Geisler, Christian scholar, apologist, author and founder of Southern Evangelical Seminary. "World Religions Through a Christian Worldview offers another excellent resource for learning about the beliefs of various religious groups and how they compare with the Bible. It will be helpful for Christians who want to understand and witness to members of these groups. Non-Christian readers will learn why Christianity is different from other religious claims." John Ankerberg, Author and Host of "The John Ankerberg Show" Patrick Zukeran earned a Master of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary, a Doctorate of Ministry from Southern Evangelical Seminary and serves on staff with Probe Ministries. He is a researcher, author, radio talk show host, and a national and international speaker on apologetics. For more information visit: www.probe.org and www.evidenceandanswers.org.

Handbook of New Age

Handbook of New Age

Author: Daren Kemp

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004153554

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 484

View: 871

The "Handbook of New Age" is a comprehensive survey of alternative spiritualities: their history, their global impact, their cultural influence and how they are understood by scholars. Chapters by many of the leading scholars of the movement give the latest analysis of contemporary spiritual trends, and present up-to-date observations of the interaction between the New Age movement and many different fields of knowledge and research.

Christian Anthropology

Christian Anthropology

Author: Douglas Schoeninger

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781622300488

Category: Medical

Page: 228

View: 566

Every Christian healthcare professional practices from assumptions, with a framework for understanding what it means to be a person, how wounding and brokenness occur, and how healing and restoration occur. For many, their assumptions are implicit, guiding perceptions and actions without being consciously articulated and examined. One purpose of this volume is to assist Christian healthcare professionals in articulating their assumptions by presenting three perspectives that are explicit, scientifically and theologically informed, internally consistent, and compatible with Christian tradition. The reader can then use these perspectives to stimulate self reflection. In a culture that is as diverse as American culture, we see the effects of diversity in healthcare practice. Today we witness attempts to integrate the natural and the supernatural in holistic healthcare practices. In these attempts, the spiritual practices that have found most favour and use have come mostly from the Asian Buddhist and Hindu traditions. Traditional Christian healing practices have been largely ignored. An exception is the researched and demonstrated value of forgiveness. One difficulty we have encountered in making a case for Christian healing practices in healthcare is that we have not had an adequate framework of understanding from which to grasp what we do in Christian healing. The writers in this volume have approached the subject of Christian healing by asking how we as Christians understand the human person, human brokenness/wounding, and human healing/wholeness, in all dimensions of our existence, body, mind and spirit. This has led to a clearer understanding of the ways that healing occurs and, most especially, a clearer understanding of how to apply Christian healing practices in healthcare as we trust in the love and mercy of our God, manifest in Jesus Christ.

Edgar Cayce: The “Sleeping” Medium & Spiritual Discernment

Edgar Cayce: The “Sleeping” Medium & Spiritual Discernment

Author: John Weldon

Publisher: ATRI Publishing

ISBN: 9781937136956

Category: Religion

Page: 56

View: 665

Edgar Cayce (1877-1945) was one of the most famous trance mediums in the world and the best-known psychic in America's history. Not commonly placed under those occult classifications he is commonly referred to in a more soothing category as “the sleeping prophet". Through entering a self-induced hypnotic trance he produced over 14300 health and spiritual "Readings" (one of the largest psychic libraries in history) allegedly from his unconscious mind and/or the supposed akashic records. Uniquely he may be considered the spiritual father of both the modern New Age movement and contemporary holistic medicine. His influence has extended to millions of people. This book takes a critical look at the life readings and health/spiritual impact of Edgar Cayce. It illustrates the timely warning of the old adage that the road to hell may be paved with perfectly good intentions—and how benevolent concepts such as improved health and spirituality may indeed become the devil's playground. Ironically this is the very thing Cayce himself had worried about in reference to the Readings.

The Apologetics Study Bible

The Apologetics Study Bible

Author: Ted Cabal

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781433600906

Category: Bibles

Page: 2048

View: 374

The Apologetics Study Bible will help today's Christian better understand, defend and proclaim their beliefs in this age of increasing moral and spiritual relativism. More than one-hundred key questions and articles placed throughout the volume about faith and science prompt a rewarding study experience at every reading. Highlights of this new thinking person’s edition of God’s Word include the full text of the popular Holman CSB® translation, an introduction to each Bible book focusing on its inherent elements of apologetics, and profiles of historic Christian apologists from Justin Martyr to C.S. Lewis. Also featured are valuable contributions from a who’s-who of modern apologists such as Chuck Colson, Norm Geisler, Hank Hanegraaff, Josh McDowell, Albert Mohler, Ravi Zacharias, and many more. • The best apologetics thinkers of our day in one resource• The study Bible for customers asking the really hard questions about their faith• No other study Bible has the depth of resources that address the hard questions of faith and life• Serious help for Christians of all types• Tears down the obstacles to belief• Shows why the Bible is trustworthy• Allows Christians to dig into false teachings to see why they’re false• Will strengthen the church and give confidence to those who share their faith• Will better equip church leaders THE BEST APOLOGETICS THINKERS OF OUR DAY IN ONE RESOURCE (100+ CHRISTIAN APOLOGISTS):- Ted Cabal- Lee Strobel - Chuck Colson- Paul Copan- Norm Geisler- Hank Hanegraaff- Josh McDowell- Albert Mohler- J.P. Moreland- Ravi Zacharias- and many more Features MORE THAN 100 FEATURED ARTICLES IN CATEGORIES SUCH AS• Ethics• Interpreting the Bible in Light of Science• The Impact of Archaeology and History on Our Understanding the Bible• The Bible in Light of Theology• Christian Faith and Non-Christian Belief Systems• Christian Faith and Philosophy• Featured study notes that explain alleged “problem” passages in the Bible• 50 sidebars (Twisted Scripture) focusing on Bible passages misused by cults• Index of special articles for quick and easy access• Book introductions with special emphasis on anything of an apologetics nature• Profiles of key Christian apologists - Anselm - Athanasius - Augustine - Joseph Butler - C.S. Lewis - Irenaeus - Justin Martyr - Origen - William Paley - Blaise Pascal• End of verse Scripture references• Presentation page• Plan of Salvation• Two-column Bible text setting• Topical subheads• Translation footnotes• Holman CSB® bullet notes• Introduction to the Holman CSB®

The Facts on Halloween

The Facts on Halloween

Author: John Ankerberg

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 9780736939058

Category: Religion

Page: 96

View: 733

John Ankerberg, John Weldon, and Dillon Burroughs team up to revise and update The Facts on Halloween, a significant book from the popular Facts On Series (more than 1.9 million copies of books from this series sold). Known for their extensive research and Bible knowledge, these authors offer readers the essential facts they need to evaluate and discuss today's issues regarding Halloween, a widely popular event in which children and progressively more adults participate. The concise, easy-to-follow information helps readers answer such questions as: When and where did Halloween originate? What customs come from pagan beliefs? What should Christians know if they choose to participate in this event? Parents trying to establish wholesome family traditions and people who are concerned about this growing holiday will find what they are looking for in The Facts on Halloween—easy-to-understand, factual, and relevant information.

Counterfeit Revival

Counterfeit Revival

Author: Hank Hanegraaff

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781418514808

Category: Religion

Page: 412

View: 660

Hank Hanegraaff documents the danger of looking for God in all the wrong places and goes behind the scenes into the wildly popular and bizarre world of contemporary revivalism. Hanegraaff masterfully exposes the stark contrast between these deeds of the flesh and a genuine work of the Spirit by contrasting modern "revivals" with the scriptural examples of God's movement among His people.