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Argues that Christian dialogue with other faiths is an integral part of our call to proclaim the message of Christ.
ìA vigorous, clearly-written invitation to committed Christians to enter the thought-worlds of other people. With an approach interestingly modeled on Luther's Table Talk, Tennent brings great but frequently neglected experimental thinkers of the past, such as Brahmabandhav Upadhyay and A. G. Hogg, to a roundtable discussion on issues very much up-to-date.î óAndrew Walls, University of Edinburgh
ìAn invaluable resource, meticulously researched. This book gets to the heart and mind of these major religions and responds with brilliant insight for effective dialogue.î óRavi Zacharias, president, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries
ìDrawing upon extensive intercultural and interreligious ministry experience as well as solid work in theology and comparative religions, Professor Tim Tennent has produced an important work that should take evangelical discussions about theology of religions to a new level. Tennent displays a refreshing blend of respect for and willingness to learn from other traditions along with a firm commitment to the gospel of Jesus Christ as truth for all people.î óHarold Netland, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
While evangelical Christians have extensive experience with other religions through missionary endeavors, in todayís postmodern, pluralistic context, the nature of this experience is changing. Christianity is faced with a different apologetic task than in ages past. Rather than being at the head of the table, Christianity now finds itself at a roundtable, dialoging with competing faiths. Keenly aware of these shifts, Tennentís book encourages and facilitates just this sort of serious dialogue. Engaging in doctrinal challenges to Christianity from Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism, the authorís goal is to increase evangelical awareness of the need to think more critically about Christianityís encounter with competing world faiths.
Timothy C. Tennent (Ph.D., University of Edinburgh) is associate professor of world missions at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He also serves as a visiting professor at the Luther New Theological College in India.