By Todd Miles

Western Christianity’s interplay with international religions was once, for the main half, out of the country. this present day, “religious others” usually reside round the corner. At a altering time whilst one public prayer spoken through the 2009 U.S. presidential inauguration festivities was once addressed to “O god of our many understandings,” the evangelical Christian church may still do greater than easily brush aside non-Christian religions as pagan with no argument or remark. The Church wishes a theology of religions that's Christ-honoring, biblically devoted, intellectually gratifying, compassionate, and that would inspire Spirit-powered venture. Oregon-based theology professor Todd L. Miles writes subsequently in A God of Many Understandings?, making an attempt, because the student Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen places it, “to imagine theologically approximately what it capability for Christians to reside with humans of alternative faiths and concerning the courting of Christianity to different religions.”

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