Category Archives: Pluralism

Book Write-Up: Between One Faith and Another

Peter Kreeft.  Between One Faith and Another: Engaging Conversations on the World’s Great Religions.  IVP Books, 2017.  See here to purchase the book. Peter Kreeft teaches philosophy at Boston College and is the author of over fifty books.  Because Kreeft … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Christ among Other Gods, by Erwin Lutzer

Erwin Lutzer.  Christ among Other Gods: A Defense of Christ in an Age of Tolerance.  Moody: 1994, 2016.  See here to buy the book. Erwin Lutzer is senior pastor as Chicago’s Moody Church and a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary … Continue reading

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Ramblings on Philo and “Only One Way”

In this post, I will use as my starting-point something that Philo of Alexandria says in Special Laws IV:109.  Philo of Alexandria was a first century Hellenistic Jewish thinker.  Special Laws IV:109 is part of Philo’s larger discussion about the … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: While We’re Far Apart, by Lynn Austin

Lynn Austin. While We’re Far Apart. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 2010. See here to buy the book. While We’re Far Apart is set in World War II New England. Eddie Schaffer is about to go to war, and the shy Penny … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: God’s Other Children, by Bradley Malkovsky

Bradley Malkovsky.  God’s Other Children: Personal Encounters with Faith, Love, and Holiness in Sacred India.  New York: HarperOne, 2013.  See here to buy the book. Bradley Malkovsky teaches comparative theology at the University of Notre Dame.  God’s Other Children is … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Jonathan Edwards Confronts the Gods

Gerald R. McDermott.  Jonathan Edwards Confronts the Gods: Christian Theology, Enlightenment Religion, and Non-Christian Faiths.  Oxford University Press, 2000. Jonathan Edwards was an eighteenth century pastor and theologian.  Many of you may know him on account of his sermon, “Sinners … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Many Mansions, by Harvey Cox

Harvey Cox.  Many Mansions: A Christian’s Encounter with Other Faiths.  Boston: Beacon Press, 1988, 1992. I first saw this book over ten years ago, when I was shelving books at Harvard Divinity School’s library.  I was a conservative Christian at … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Warranted Christian Belief, by Alvin Plantinga

Alvin Plantinga.  Warranted Christian Belief.  New York, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. Alvin Plantinga is a renowned Christian philosopher.  I first heard of him when I was a student at Harvard Divinity School.  I was taking William Abraham’s class on … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Can Evangelicals Learn from World Religions?, by Gerald R. McDermott

Gerald R. McDermott.  Can Evangelicals Learn from World Religions?: Jesus, Revelation & Religious Traditions.  Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2000. I would like to thank Intervarsity Press for my review copy of this book. Can Evangelicals Learn from World Religions?  Professor … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Unapologetic Theology, by William Placher

William Placher.  Unapologetic Theology: A Christian Voice in a Pluralistic Conversation.  Louisville: Westminster/John Knox Press, 1989. Can Christians say something of value to non-Christians in a pluralistic world, where some doubt that there is even evidence that Christianity is true?  … Continue reading

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