Geoffrey Parrinder

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Geoffrey Parrinder (April 10, 1910 – June 16, 2005) was a professor of Comparative Religion at King's College London, a Methodist minister, and the author of over 30 books. At least one book, What World Religions Teach Us (1968), was considered a bestseller.

Biography[edit]

Parrinder worked as a missionary in Benin and Côte d'Ivoire for nearly two decades beginning in 1933, and became an authority on indigenous West African religions.

From 1958 until his retirement in 1977, he taught at King's College London. Among his students there was the future Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Books[edit]

  • West African Religion (1949, 1961)
  • African Psychology (1951)
  • An African City (1953)
  • African Traditional Religion, London: SPCK, (1954)
  • The Story Of Ketu (1956)
  • Witchcraft, European and African (1958), London: Faber & Faber, (1963), (1970) ISBN 0-571-09060-5
  • The Christian Approach to the Animist
  • The Christian Debate
  • Worship in the World's Religions (1961, 1974)
  • Comparative Religion
  • Asian Religions
  • The Faiths of Mankind: A Guide to The World's Living Religions, Crowell, (1965)
  • African Mythology, Hamlyn Publ Group Ltd (1967), ISBN 0-600-00042-7
  • What World Religions Teach Us (1968)
  • Man and His Gods (1971; U.S. title: Religions of the World)
  • A Dictionary of Non-Christian Religions, Westminster John Knox Press (1973), ISBN 0-664-20981-5
  • A Book of World Religions
  • Jesus in the Quran, Oneworld Publications (1995), ISBN 1-85168-094-2
  • Avatar and Incarnation: A Comparison of Indian & Christian Beliefs, London: Faber & Faber, (1970), Oxford University Pr. (1982) ISBN 0-19-520361-5
  • Upanishads, Gita, and Bible: A Comparative Study of Hindu and Christian Scriptures, Harper & Row (1972), ISBN 0-06-131660-1
  • African Traditional Religion, Greenwood Pub. Group, 3rd edition (1970), ISBN 0-8371-3401-3
  • The Bagavad Gita: A Verse Translation, Sheldon Press: London (1974), ISBN 0-85969-018-0, Dutton Books (1975), ISBN 0-525-47390-4, Oneworld Publications (1996) ISBN 1-85168-117-5
  • The Indestructible Soul
  • The Wisdom of the Forest: Selections from the Hindu Upanishads, New York: New Directions, (1976), ISBN 0-8112-0606-8
  • Mysticism in the World's Religions Sheldon Press in UK: 1976, ISBN 0-85969-085-7 . Oxford U Press in USA: 1977, ISBN 0-19-502185-1 . Oneworld Publications: 1995, ISBN 1-85168-101-9
  • Sex in the World's Religions, Oxford Univ. Pr. (1980), ISBN 0-19-520202-3
  • Encountering World Religions: Questions of Religious Truth, Crossroad Pub. Co. (1987), ISBN 0-8245-0826-2
  • Son of Joseph: The Parentage of Jesus, T. & T. Clark Publishers, Ltd. (1993), ISBN 0-567-29213-4
  • A Concise Encyclopedia of Christianity, Oneworld Publications (1998), ISBN 1-85168-174-4
  • Wisdom of Jesus, Oneworld Publications (2000), ISBN 1-85168-225-2
  • The Routledge Dictionary of Religious and Spiritual Quotations, Routledge (2001), ISBN 0-415-23393-3
  • West African Psychology: a Comparative Study of Psychological and Religious Thought, James Clarke Company, (2002), ISBN 0-227-17053-9
  • Sexual Morality in the World Religions, Oneworld Publications, (2003), ISBN 1-85168-108-6

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