A God of Many Understandings?: The Gospel and 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 K rkk inen 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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Contents

Chapter
33
Chapter Three
95
Chapter Four
137
Chapter Five
183
Chapter
210
Chapter Seven
247
Chapter Eight
277
Chapter Nine
328
Bibliography
355
Subject Index
369
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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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