A God of Many Understandings?: The Gospel and a Theology of Religions

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B&H Publishing Group, 2010 - Religion - 397 pages
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Western Christianity’s interaction with world religions used to be, for the most part, overseas. Today, “religious others” often live next door. At a changing time when one public prayer spoken during the 2009 U.S. presidential inauguration festivities was addressed to “O god of our many understandings,” the evangelical Christian church should do more than simply dismiss non-Christian religions as pagan without argument or comment. The Church needs a theology of religions that is Christ-honoring, biblically faithful, intellectually satisfying, compassionate, and that will encourage Spirit-powered mission.

Oregon-based theology professor Todd Miles writes to that end in A God of Many Understandings?, attempting, as the scholar Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen puts it, “to think theologically about what it means for Christians to live with people of other faiths and about the relationship of Christianity to other religions.”


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User Review  - John Walker - Goodreads

I have long been interested in the Christian mission of global evangelization. As such, the way that Christianity relates to other religions is of prime importance. Is the advance of the kingdom of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dustin Bagby - Goodreads

A thorough and helpful study/critique of pluralists, inclusivists, and universalists. Personally, I was particularly impressed by the critique of pneumatiological inclusivists (Clark Pinnock and Amos ... Read full review


Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter Nine
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About the author (2010)

Todd Miles is assistant professor of Theology and Hermeneutics at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon, where he earned the M.Div. He also holds a Ph.D. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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