CRI Resource: World Religions in Seven Sentences A Small Introduction to a Vast Topic

Understanding the beliefs and practices of other faiths is essential not just to the task of interreligious dialogue, but also to grasping one’s own faith.

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With a sympathetic but not uncritical approach, philosopher Douglas Groothuis creatively uses a single sentence representing each of several world religions as a way to open readers to their depth and complexity:

  • Atheism:“ God Is Dead.”
  • Judaism: “I Am Who I Am.”
  • Hinduism: “ You Are That.”
  • Buddhism: “Life Is Suffering.”
  • Daoism: “The Dao That Can Be Spoken Is Not the Eternal Dao.”
  • Christianity: “Before Abraham Was, I Am.”
  • Islam: “There Is One God, and Muhammad Is His Prophet.”

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