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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And speaking of history and its meaning for our lives, the Bible teaches us that history is linear. Therefore its bias is immediately apparent and in my opinion a bit unfortunate, but that is effectively inline with what the book claims to b A good ridfnour view of the major world religions in contrast with Christianity. Open Preview See a Problem?

They would prefer to pick and choose what they like about different worldviews and aren’t much bothered if the ideas contradict each other.

A classic first released inthis revision takes a current look at the answer to the question, How does orthodox biblical Christianity differ from other faiths?

This bestselling guide will help you recognize the real differences between the Christian faith and other viewpoints and make it easier for you to explain and share your faith with others. My husband had this book from when he attended Bible college and I sat down one night with it and my Bible. View all 3 comments. It helps to know what someone believes or is taught when witnessing to them.

The second major worldview category comes from the East. Want to Read saving….

So What’s The Difference? :: Introduction – Fritz Ridenour

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. On the other hand, the treatment of the various religious groups is far more nuanced than is usual in evangelical literature, which rideenour my mind more than whta up for getting a name wrong here or there.


If you are thinking of marrying into an evangelical family, this would be an excellent read. If you are looking for theological terms like ecclesiology, Eschatology, soteriology, this isn’t the book for you. It is important to realize that everyone has a worldview whether or not he or she can recognize or state it.

Furthermore, while the subtitle of the book appears to imply that it’s written for Christians, Ridenour constantly fills unnecessarily long paragraphs repeating basic Biblical truths in contrast with the tenants of whatever faith he is discussing. Though not all Christians are called to full-time Christian Ministry, we are all called by God to share our faith witness with those who are not Christians.

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The claim that God clearly communicates and reveals Himself to us is precisely what rubs so many people the wrong way. This is something like an update of kingdom of the cults.

My opinion of the book is that it is a great learning experience for any person interested theology should read. But this book was really eye-opening for me, a beginner in comparative religions. Furthermore, He did it with absolutely nothing.

Notify me of new comments via email. Therefore its bias is immediately yhe and in my opinion a bit unfortunate, but that is effectively inline with what the book claims to be. For each belief system, he begins with a brief history of the development of the belief difverence followed by the main beliefs of that system. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You would have to read it to comprehend what he was saying.

Sep 05, Mark rated it did not like it Shelves: If I could give this book a lower star rating, I absolutely would. The comparsion of Christ and His work on the cross cannot even compare to the other religions of the world. Moral truth, in particular, is absolute because God has pronounced it so. An excellent book on introducing the concept of comparison religions to the layman.


“So What’s the Difference?” by Fritz Ridenour

I suppose I should have expected a Christian author to write a biased book about other religio Easily the most entertaining–and biased–book I’ve ever read. Your worldview is based on how you see answers to some rather important questions about life, which include: They have three children and ten grandchildren.

Mar 07, Jerry rated it really liked it Shelves: On the other hand, we have the well-known words of Paul the apostle: Be advised that there are certain minor errors — poosibly due to poor editing — that, while not damaging in themselves, do cast some doubt on Ridenour’s factual credibility.

I have to share my fears from reading this book, 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. Ridenour was explaining many world religions and how they differ to Christianity.

The humanist clings to the belief that human beings can decide what is moral and live peaceful, productive, happy lives. The author describes Christianity from an evangelical, biblical Christian point of view. I could visualize hime with a pair of tweezers, disdainfully holding up for examination some term he could barely bring himself to write.

The book contains plenty of information, and communicates it in a mostly clear fashion, so that alone shd be enough for a rating of out of 5. This is NOT a balanced and fair look at different religions.