A God of Many Understandings?

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A God of Many Understandings?

The Gospel and Theology of Religions

By Todd Miles

B&H Publishing Group, Paperback, 9780805448221, 397pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2010


Western Christianity's interaction with world religions used to be, for the most part, overseas. Today, religious others often live next door. At a changing time when one public prayer spoken during the 2009 U.S. presidential inauguration festivities was addressed to O god of our many understandings, the evangelical Christian church should do more than simply dismiss non-Christian religions as pagan without argument or comment. The Church needs a theology of religions that is Christ-honoring, biblically faithful, intellectually satisfying, compassionate, and that will encourage Spirit-powered mission.

Oregon-based theology professor Todd Miles writes to that end in "A God of Many Understandings"?, attempting, as the scholar Veli-Matti Karkkainen puts it, to think theologically about what it means for Christians to live with people of other faiths and about the relationship of Christianity to other religions.