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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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. Any christian theology he attributes to them is grudging.

In a nutshell, it is an interesting place to start and I appreciate the effort that went into it but it has fl This is an interesting look at world religions which offers some insightful looks at what the various groups believe. I can’t say it was a wo I’m really not sure what to say about this book.

My opinion of the book is that ths is a great learning experience for any person interested theology should read. Completely revised and digference for the postmodern age, So What’s the Difference?

I like to be informed and educated on how and why My Beliefs differ from other World Religions. I’m really not sure differwnce to say about this book.

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

I am currently reading the original. Want to Read saving…. Obviously, the Christian uses the Bible to answer all those worldview questions mentioned above: On the other hand, the treatment of the various r Having studied apologetics and comparative religions for several years, I found nothing in this book that I hadn’t read elsewhere.


A very quick run through the major World Religions and how the compare to Christianity. I recommend it for anyone curious or one feeling they need direction. Mar 06, Maggie Boyd rated it liked it Shelves: Moral truth, in particular, is absolute because God has pronounced it so. However, this easy-to-read, fact-based, impartially written book difrerence good for anyone frihz wants a comparative view about other religions, while gettin This is a great book to read.

I don’t think it did, but if not, it should, for truth in teh. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

When po-mo churches have a lot more to worry about and offer than philosophical views on knowledge. Paperbackpages. Notify me of new comments via email.

We want to change, but how can we? They would prefer to pick and choose what they like about different worldviews and aren’t much bothered if the ideas contradict each other. I’ve studied religion for a while now and this book opened my eyes to many things I didn’t know. And speaking of history and its meaning for our lives, the Bible teaches us that history is linear. If I could give this less than one star I would not hesitate to do so.

It had a beginning, it’s going toward a goal and it will come to an end planned by God. Page 83 Mohammed sincerely tried to lead his followers out of idolatry by proclaiming himself a prophet and designing a religion of rules and regulations. We are made in God’s image; and when we die we will either go to be with Him or be separated from Him forever. I would not call this “non-judgmental”. It contains strong elements of animism attributing conscious life to inanimate objects and objects in nature and is one of many false religions that can leave its followers open to demonic activity.


He concludes with summarizing the major differences between it and his Biblical Chri This book is does a good job of summarizing different religions and cults if you can put up with the author continuously comparing them to Biblical Christianity and his occasional use of prejucial adjectives in his explanations of those beliefs that do not coincide with his.

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Today Christians face many nonbiblical worldviews, which can be broken down into several categories: JudaismIslamHinduismBuddhismand such cults as: History is a record of how Satan has been all too successful in accomplishing his ends.

Ridenour writes about other faiths as if he merely researched them instead of engaging with ths and practioners. Do you shake your cane AT ME, sir?

It is written not just for eo, but the laity also. Chapter12 Nothing New Under the. So What’s the Difference?: I would not call it “non-critical” unless by that they mean, not acceptable in the world of critical thinking.

It’s rare to be able identify signifi I taught through this book with my tenth grade class.