Selected Bibliography

Copyright 2001, 2006 by Joel Stephen Williams--All rights reserved
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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 non-Christian faiths.

Abdul-Haqq, Abdiyah Akbar. Sharing Your Faith With a Muslim. Minneapolis, MN: Bethany House Publishers, 1980.
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 2002): 18-19.
Huffard, Evertt L. “Encountering Islam.” Gospel Advocate 144 (September 2002): 14-15.
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, 1979.
Rheenen, Gailyn Van. “Encountering Folk Religions.” Gospel Advocate 144 (September 2002): 20-22.
Short, Edward. “Encountering Buddhism.” Gospel Advocate 144 (September 2002): 16-17.
Slate, Philip. “The Christian Encounter with World Religions.” Gospel Advocate 144 (September 2002): 12-13.
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 Publishers, 2003.
____________. 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 Press, 1987.
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, 1976.
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: Zondervan, 1995.
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 viewpoint.

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: Merriam-Webster, 1999.
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 Hall, 1999.

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