The Gagging of God: Christianity Confronts Pluralism

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Zondervan, 2002 - Religion - 640 pages
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After an initial survey of pluralism, The Gagging of God divides into four parts: Part 1 looks at the history behind modern pluralism, especially the revolution in hermeneutics, literary theory, and epistemology; part 2 addresses religious pluralism, notably the work of John Hick and David Tracy, and considers inclusivists such as Clark Pinnock and John Sanders. It argues for the Bible's foundational "plot-line" that resists liberal interpretations, and it explores what is meant by the uniqueness of Christ; part 3 analyzes the Christian's stance in a pluralistic culture across such diverse fields as education, law, and morals; and part 4 looks at how pluralism has penetrated the evangelical camp. It considers particular issues, such as the modern church's aversion to the subject of hell, and addresses the broader questions raised by contextualization and globalization. It offers a thoughtful look at how to evangelize in a postmodern generation. The Gagging of God presents a persuasive case for Christ as not merely one among many ways, but the only way for people to come to a saving knowledge of God.
 

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The Gold Medallion Award-winning book that presents a persuasive case for Christ as the only way to God. Is Jesus the only way to God? This clear, critically-acclaimed, scholarly response to that ... Read full review

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Don Carson is an excellent exegete. I read every word of his commentary on Matthew back when EBC first came out. His commentary on John I'm sure is great; though I haven't read all of it but do own it ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
9
The Hermeneutical Morass
57
Let God he true
93
Religious Pluralism
139
Bibles Plotline
193
Climactic Moves in the Bible
253
Christian Living in a Pluralistic Culture
369
The Vision Thing
405
Pluralism Within the Camp
443
When h Spirituality Spiritual?
555
Bibliography
571
indexes
619
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D. A. Carson (PhD, Cambridge University) is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, where he has taught since 1978. He is co-founder (with Tim Keller) of the Gospel Coalition, and has written or edited nearly 60 books. He has served as a pastor and is an active guest lecturer in church and academic settings around the world.

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