Questions about the relationship between Christianity and the world’s other faith traditions continue to confront the church. Evangelicals in particular struggle to understand how the uniqueness of Christ and the Christian message fits within a context of religious diversity.
No Other Gods before Me? brings together leading theologians from a variety of evangelical backgrounds to discuss contemporary Christian encounters with world religions. Contributors include Stanley Grenz, Irving Hexham, Miriam Adeney, Amos Yong, Richard Mouw, Gerald Pillay, and Gerald McDermott.
Taking as their starting point the great variety of world religions, editor John G. Stackhouse Jr. and his colleagues examine the following questions: What are religions? Are non-Christian faiths legitimate means of accessing the divine? Is there divine revelation in non-Christian religions? Is the "Jesus Story" found in other faith traditions? How should evangelism and missions proceed within a multifaith context?
No Other Gods before Me? provides a careful theological, sociological, historical, and anthropological treatment of Christian interaction with people of other faiths. It breaks new ground by asking tough questions and avoiding simplistic answers, making it an invaluable resource for students and professors of theology and missions, as well as organizations and individuals involved in Christian missions.
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Published October 1, 2001
by Baker Academic.
Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference.