The essays in this book take a fresh look at the biblical data and address the contemporary questions raised by religious pluralism. The reader will gain a greater understanding of different religions and gain an increased confidence in the majesty and greatness of the one true God.
- ISBN: 9780878083763
- Pages: 274
- Binding: Paperback
- Published: 1995
- Publisher: William Carey Library
- INTRODUCTION by Harold Netland
PART I: BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVES
- 1. Religions and the Bible: An Agenda for Evangelicals by Gordon T. Smith
- 2. Yahweh and the Gods: A Theology of World Religions from the Pentateuch by Ed Mathew
- 3. Selected Perspectives on World Religions from Wisdom Literature by Michael Pocock
- 4. “To whom shall you compare me?”: Yahweh’s Polemic against Baal and the Babylonian Idol Gods in Prophetic Literature by Robert B. Chisholm, Jr.
- 5. The Contribution of the Gospels and Acts to a Biblical Theology of Religions by William J. Larkin, Jr.
- 6. The Apostle Paul and First Century Religious Pluralism by Don N. Howell, Jr.
- 7. The Contribution of the General Epistles and Revelation to a Biblical Theology of Religions by Andreas Kostenberger
PART II: HISTORICAL AND DOCTRINAL PERSPECTIVE
- 8. Christianity and the Religions in the History of the Church by James F. Lewis
- 9. Religious Borrowing as a Two-Way Street: An Introduction to Animistic Tendencies in the Euro-North American Context by A. Scott Moreau
- 10. The Uniqueness of Christ in Mission Theology By Charles Van Engen
- 11. Christianity as a Minority Religion by Larry Poston
PART III: SYNTHESIS
- 12. Synthesis by Edward Rommen
- 13. Application by Harold Netland
- 14. Conclusion by David J. Hesselgrave