New Release: Christianity and Religious Diversity

Cover ArtIn Christianity & Religious Diversity, Harold Netland, an expert in philosophical aspects of religion and pluralism, offers a fresh analysis of religion in today’s world.

He explores how world religions have changed in an era of globalization, and responds to issues concerning the plausibility of Christian commitments to Jesus Christ and the unique truth of the Christian gospel in light of religious diversity and disagreement.

Combining theological resources with insights from history, religious studies, and philosophy, Christianity & Religious Diversity will be useful for professors and students in intercultural studies, world religions, and mission courses. Scholars, missionaries, and pastors will also benefit from this book.


“Netland is attentive like few others to the challenges confronting Christian faith in a global context.” – Amos Yong, Fuller Theological Seminary

“A model of exacting research, clear and cogent writing, and unusual generosity of spirit. It is an extraordinary achievement.” – R. Douglas Geivett, Biola University

“Another outstanding book by preeminent evangelical philosopher of religion Harold Netland….This is essential reading.” – Terry C. Muck, Louisville Institute

“There is no better writer today than Harold Netland on how to think about Jesus in a global, postcolonial world, especially when it comes to epistemology.” – Gerald R. McDermott, Roanoke College

“I recommend the book highly to all who are interested in the problems of religious pluralism and Christian mission.” – Stephen T. Davis, Claremont McKenna College

“Clear but not simplistic, balanced but not anemic, gentle but not compromising, this volume demonstrates that an informed faith is well able to ground mission in today’s world.” – Stephen Williams, Union Theological College

“A wise and faithful guide for followers of Jesus seeking to understand our religiously diverse world.” – Paul Rhodes Eddy, Bethel University


Harold A. Netland (PhD, Claremont Graduate University) is professor of philosophy of religion and intercultural studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where he also directs the PhD in intercultural studies program. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including Encountering Religious Pluralism: The Challenge to Christian Faith and Mission, Dissonant Voices: Religious Pluralism and the Question of Truth, A Trinitarian Theology of Religions, and Buddhism: A Christian Exploration and Appraisal. He is also the coeditor of Globalizing Theology and Handbook of Religion.

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  1. This is an excellent read. I’ve submitted a full review to Philosophia Christi for future publication, but have captured some thoughts on his chapter “Buddhism in the Modern World ” here.