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From Iran To America Encounters With Many Faiths by George W. Braswell, Jr.

From Iran To America Encounters With Many Faiths

Meeting Imams, Hindu Priests, Buddhist Monks, Rabbis, Mormon Elders, Baha'i Leaders, and Moonie Pastors In Mosques, Temples, Pagodas, Synagogues, Churches, And Saint's Tombs

by George W. Braswell, Jr.

Pages: 306

Dimensions: 6 x 9

  • RELIGION - Comparative Religion
  • RELIGION - Education

Type : Paperback

ISBN : 9781498411110

Price : $17.99

There are 2.3 billion Christians, 1.6 billion Muslims, 1 billion Hindus, 400 million Buddhists, 14 million Jews, and 15 million Mormons around the globe. To read about their beliefs and practices is one thing. To go to their worship places and engage them is another.   
Come with the author to Iran to hear fiery sermons by ayatollahs in the mosques and to see the male worshipers beating their chests and crying and to Muslim women’s prayer meetings in homes and at Saints’ tombs as the veiled women cry for liberation.
Come with the author in America to Hindu temples where followers worship before the deity Krishna chanting his name 16,000 times and worship before the symbol of a lotus flower out of which sprouts the Christian cross.  
Visit a Buddhist temple whose leader is a saffron robed monk from Sri Lanka who leads Americans in meditation before a golden statue of Buddha.
Visit a Muslim mosque, a Jewish synagogue, a Baha’i center, a Moonie church, and a Mormon complex.
Reading this book will make one feel one has traveled to India, Iran, Japan, Sri Lanka, and the Middle East. In reality their followers are next door neighbors. They are among your physicians, lawyers, merchants, and educators.

George W. Braswell, Jr. D.D., DMin., Ph.D. has degrees from Wake Forest University, Yale University Divinity School, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Braswells were the first missionaries of the Southern Baptist Convention to Iran. He served on the Faculty of Islamic Theology of the University of Teheran. He retired as Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Missions and World Religions from Southeastern Seminary. He now serves as Senior Professor of World Religions and Founding Director of the World Religions and Global Cultures Center of Campbell University Divinity School. Among his nine books on world religions and Iran are Islam:Its Prophet, Peoples, Politics and Power, What You Need To Know About Islam and Muslims, and Understanding World Religions.

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