‘For Their Rock Is Not As Our Rock’: An evangelical

‘For Their Rock Is Not As Our Rock’: An evangelical theology of religions ❴PDF / Epub❵ ☁ ‘For Their Rock Is Not As Our Rock’: An evangelical theology of religions Author Daniel Strange – Buyprobolan50.co.uk The reality of the West's post Christendom multiethnic multicultural context has meant that than ever Christians face uestions posed not simply by the existence of other religions but also by their ap The reality of Rock Is eBook ↠ the West's post Christendom multiethnic multicultural context has meant that ‘For Their eBook ☆ than ever Christians face uestions posed not simply by the existence of other religions Their Rock Is Kindle Ò but also by their apparent flourishing If secularization is alive and well then so Their Rock Is Not As PDF/EPUB or too is society's sacralization Hence a theology of religions is arguably the most significant concern confronting Christian mission and apologetics in the twenty first centuryThere has been little evangelical theology offering a detailed comprehensive and biblically faithful analysis not only of the uestion of salvation but also uestions of truth the nature and history of human religiosity and a host of other issues pertaining to Christian apologetics and contextualization amid religious pluralism In Their Rock is Not Like Our Rock lecturer Their Rock Is Not As PDF/EPUB or and vice principal of Oak Hill College in London Daniel Strange explores these issues and offers the beginning of a theology of other religions.


10 thoughts on “‘For Their Rock Is Not As Our Rock’: An evangelical theology of religions

  1. Jake Rainwater Jake Rainwater says:

    Daniel Strange's Their Rock is not like Our Rock A Theology of Religions is tour de force in an area of theology often overlooked by modern evangelicals Strange's goal is to apply Reformed theology and presuppositional apologetics to the study of religions and he accomplishes this goal magnificently Strange's thesis is From the presupposition of an epistemologically authoritative biblical revelation non Christian religions are sovereignly directed variegated and dynamic collective human idolatrous responses to divine revelation behind which stand deceiving demonic forces Being antithetically against yet parasitically dependent on the truth of the Christian worldview non Christian religions are “subversively fulfilled” in the gospel of Jesus Christ Essentially Strange argues that every non Christian religion both undermines Christianity and simultaneously borrows from Christianity to make sense of their worldview They are antithetical and yet parasitical Strange is incredibly thorough in his argumentation One is never left wondering how Strange arrived to a certain conclusion He is meticulous sometimes to a fault in how he presents his arguments It would be difficult for one who holds to Reformed theology and presuppositionalism to disagree with his conclusions However Strange's volume is certainly not meant to be an easy read He intends for this volume to be used by seminaries and academics and the prose shows this Often it felt like chewing multiple saltine crackers This isn't to say that what he was saying wasn't good I often found myself audibly agreeing with him as I read but it takes much focus than a casual read to glean all that Strange is saying Despite the difficulty of the prose and the innate difficulty of the subject I cannot recommend this book highly enough I foresee this text being the theology of religions text for years to come If anyone was interested in how Christians should understand the non Christian and his worship this text is an absolute must read


  2. Aaron Ventura Aaron Ventura says:

    Highly recommend reading this AFTER reading Michael Heiser's book The Unseen Realm Daniel Strange's thesis is stellar and paradigm shifting for evangelists and preachers in particular Basically he argues that God scattered religions confessionstongues at Babel and this was a gracious judgment to prevent a monolithic religious order from destroying the elect These nations are given over and assigned to other gods demons ie Deut 32 Psalm 82 and are faux religions of the one true religion The gospel of Jesus Christ then subversively fulfills all these idolatrous religions by revealing them for the frauds they are and bringing the gentiles into the kingdom of GodWhen we engage now with other worldviewsreligions a helpful methodology in missions is to Affirm Expose and the Evangelize This means we find the common ground truth that the false religion is parodying and then expose that religion's inabilityinconsistency in satisfying the common ground longing We then Evangelize by demonstrating the gospel of the kingdom as the one religion that meets those common ground deep religious desires


  3. Todd Miles Todd Miles says:

    I will run a full review on wwwwesternseminaryedutransformedblog Here are some uick thoughts 1 Strange's thesis which is also his definition of other religions is as follows From the presupposition of an epistemologically authoritative biblical revelation non Christian religions are sovereignly directed variegated and dynamic collective human idolatrous responses to divine revelation behind which stand deceiving demonic forces Being antithetically against yet parasitically dependent on the truth of the Christian worldview non Christian religions are “subversively fulfilled” in the gospel of Jesus Christ 42 3352 Daniel Strange is the best evangelical voice on theology of religions This is my dissertation topic and I have read a lot of writers3 Strange is Reformed in his soteriology and his expressed purpose in writing this book was to write a robust theology of religions from the Reformed perspective Those who share his convictions will love the consistency of his theological approach 4 His commitment to Reformed theology is also the weakness of the book because non Reformed folk will not always agree though they ought to agree with most and certainly appreciate the lucidity of his writing5 Strange is thoroughly biblical and is forthright about leaving simple prooftexting to connect dots theologically6 The book never deviates from the explanation of his definition of a theology of religions and the religious other People may not like his definition but they cannot accuse him of being opaue in his definitions and argumentation


  4. Drake Drake says:

    If Christianity is true why are there so many other religions? Where did they come from? What is their purpose? And how do our answers to these uestions affect the way we do missions and ministry? These are all issues that Daniel Strange tackles in this ambitious but brilliant work Within its pages Strange seeks to present a full blown theology of religions from specifically a Reformed evangelical perspective The book provides a massive survey of both the Old and New Testament's teachings concerning the religious Other and in the process draws on the writings of Reformed theologians throughout the centuries ranging from John Calvin Jonathan Edwards J H Bavinck and Cornelius Van Til to modern authors such as John Frame D A Carson and Timothy Keller just to name a few Strange's book is filled with theological historical and missiological insights that combine to make a compelling case for his model of subversive fulfillment which will be summed up below Though the book is written at an academic level it is well worth the time and effort it takes to work through the dense sections in order see the rich biblical perspective on other religions that it puts forth The final two chapters in which he seeks to answer the So what? uestions by applying his subversive fulfillment model to approaches to missions and ministry are alone worth the price of the book His thought provoking main thesis is worth uoting in fullFrom the presupposition of an epistemologically authoritative biblical revelation non Christian religions are sovereignly directed variegated and dynamic collective human idolatrous responses to divine revelation behind which stand deceiving demonic forces Being antithetically against yet parasitically dependent on the truth of the Christian worldview non Christian religions are 'subversively fulfilled' in the gospel of Jesus ChristIf that summary whets your appetite for a serious theologically deep and historically informed study of the Scripture's teachings regarding non Christian religions then I would highly recommend this excellent book


  5. Christopher David Christopher David says:

    The best book out there on theology of religions from a Reformed perspective Strange perfectly balances the discontinuity and continuity between the Christian faith and other religions and ultimately presents a theology that does not compromise on the gospel truth but holds it as sui genus


  6. Will Turner Will Turner says:

    Exceptionally thought provoking Well researched Well thought out Definitely worth thinking upon and working out practically The essential goal of Strange's work is to figure out where and how we fit other non Christian religions into our Christian story


  7. Kylon Brune Kylon Brune says:

    Great book overall Well supported thesis Seemed to drag on in parts Could have been concise


  8. Nat Clements Nat Clements says:

    Academically rigorous thouroughly biblical decidedly Reformed and uite convincing argumentation My go to source now for Theology of Religions


  9. Simon Simon says:

    Phenomenal the stuff in here is feels like essential understanding for Christians living in multicultural contexts with ie virtually every Christian


  10. Raphael Almeida Raphael Almeida says:

    Certainly not a beach read but a much appreciated solid biblical Reformed theology of religions


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