An Introduction to Religious and Theological Studies, Second Edition (Paperback)
An Introduction to Religious and Theological Studies walks students through topical issues to be encountered in the study of the Abrahamic religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam as these religions encounter other religions in the context of the wider ecumenism. The text is written from a Christian point of view and aims at helping students understand that to be Christian is to be ecumenical. African Traditional Religions (ATRs) has been included in this survey to provide background for the religious traditions and cultures of peoples of Africa as Christianity moves inexorably southward. The book has been written with undergraduate general education students in mind--including meeting the needs of those in seminaries and theological institutes.
Cyril Orji teaches Systematic Theology and Core Integrated Study at the University of Dayton, Ohio, USA. He specializes in fundamental and constructive theology, with particular emphasis on the theology and philosophy of Bernard Lonergan, which he brings into conversation with the works of the American pragmatist and semiotician, Charles Sanders Peirce, and the German Lutheran theologian, Wolfhart Pannenberg. He has published numerous journal articles. He has also published several books, including, A Semiotic Christology (Pickwick, 2021), A Science-Theology Rapprochement: Pannenberg, Peirce, and Lonergan in Conversation (2018), A Semiotic Approach to the Theology of Inculturation (Pickwick, 2015), The Catholic University and the Search for Truth (2013), and Ethnic and Religious Conflicts in Africa: An Analysis of Bias and Conversion Based on the Work of Bernard Lonergan (2008). He has a forthcoming book, Unmasking the African Ghost: How to Overcome the Nightmare of a Failed State (2022).