WHY CHRISTIANITY OF ALL RELIGIONS? by Hendrik Kraemer

WHY CHRISTIANITY OF ALL RELIGIONS?

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Hendrik Kraemer has written what should be a popular and needed book. Refreshingly free of sentimentality, it makes a very good case for Christianity in a day when there is considerably renewed interest in such religions as Buddhism and Islam. Kraemer rejects the relation of the intellectual or the man in the street, and the false tolerance of ""another man's religion is as good as my own."" The religious mood of a people can have a tremendous effect upon the entire culture of a people whether or not they consider themselves religious. Moreover the ""distinctive, peculiar and unique element in Christianity is the fact of Jesus Christ."" This ""fact"" makes it imperative that all expression of religion be judged in its light. This is not to say that Christianity is absolute. As an historical expression it is not -- the fact of Christ is the absolute, which enables Kraemer to plead the case for Christianity. It is an interesting and challenging little book for all ""sorts and conditions of men.

Pub Date: Oct. 8th, 1962
Publisher: Westminster