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Their rock is not like our rock : a theology of religions

Author: Daniel Strange
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
The reality of the West's post-Christendom, multiethnic, multicultural context has meant that, more than ever, Christians face questions posed not simply by the existence of other religions, but also by their apparent flourishing. If secularization is alive and well, then so too is society's sacralization. Hence, a theology of religions is arguably the most significant concern confronting Christian mission and  Read more...

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Strange, Daniel.
Their rock is not like our rock.
Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan, 2015
(DLC) 2014044077
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Strange
ISBN: 9780310520788 0310520789
OCLC Number: 916581881
Notes: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed August 3, 2015).
Awards: Commended for Christianity Today Book Award (Theology/Ethics) 2016
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgments; Autobiographical Prologue; Abbreviations; 1. The Task Before Us: Christians In a World of the Religious Other; Introduction; 1. Describing the Tasks of an Evangelical Theology of Religions; 2. Delineating the Task of This Study; 3. Declaring the Thesis and Method of This Study; a. My Theology of Religions Stated; b. The Elephant Speaks: Theological Method; Conclusion; 2. Homo Adorans: Reformed Theological Foundations for Interpreting the Religious Other; Introduction: On Not Reinventing the Religious Wheel. 1. Creation: The Creator-Creature Distinction and the Imago Deia. 'And God Said ... and It Was So': The Independent Creator; b. 'Let Us Make Mankind In Our Image, In Our Likeness . . .': The Dependent Creation; i. The Revelational; ii. The Relational; iii. The Representational; 2. The Fall: De-Creation and 'False Faith'; 3. The Promise of Redemption: Antithesis and Restraint; a. The Pronouncement of Salvation: The Protoevangelium; b. The Pronouncement of Separation: The Doctrine of 'the Antithesis'; c. The Pronouncement of Long-Suffering: The Doctrine of Common Grace. Conclusion: Homo Adorans-a Complex Anthropological Mix3. The Curious Case of Remnantal Revelation: Gleanings On the Origins of the Religious Other; Introduction; 1. The Case for Remnantal Revelation; a. Remnantal Revelation In Van Til; b. Remnantal Revelation In H. Bavinck; 2. Support for Remnantal Revelation; a. The Prisca Theologia and Comparative Mythology; b. Wilhelm Schmidt and Original Monotheism; Summary; 4. Towards a Religio-Genesis: Babel and the Nations In the Development of the Religious Other; Introduction; 1. Babel and the Origin of Religious Diversity. A. Reformed Historical Precedenti. Franz Delitzsch; ii. C.A. Auberlen; iii. Robert Candlish; iv. H. Bavinck; b. Contemporary Treatments; i. Meredith Kline; ii. James Jordan; iii. James Montgomery Boice; 2. Evaluation and Synthesis; Conclusion; 5. No Other Gods Before Me: The Idolatry of the Religious Other In the Old Testament; Introduction; 1. An Open-and-Shut Case or an Open Verdict? Pluralisms and Presuppositions In the Study of Old Testament Attitudes to the Religious Other; a. Enlightenment Monotheism Versus Yahweh's Transcendent Uniqueness; b. Prescription Versus Description. C. Divine Exploitation Without Divine Assentd. Religious Devolution Versus Evolution; 2. Problems and Perplexities In Old Testament Attitudes Towards the Religious Other; a. Ecumenical Bonhomie? The 'Problem' of Patriarchal Religion; b. Interim Acceptance?; c. Evaluation and Critique; i. Promise and Fulfilment; ii. Morality and Worship; iii. The Divine Name; iv. Melchizedek; v. Interim Acceptance; 3. Idolatry As the Primary Old Testament Categorization of the Religious Other; a. The Composition of Idols and Idolatry; b. The Characteristics of Idols and Idolatry.
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As the West becomes more religiously diverse, Christians are aware of questions raised by proclaiming Jesus as the way, the truth, and the life. Can objections to Christian exclusivity be answered,  Read more...


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