Faith Comes By Hearing
What about those who have never heard? The debate swirls and feelings run deep. What is the fate of the unevangelized? The traditional position--that apart from an explicit faith in Jesus no one is saved--seems to have fallen out...
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What about those who have never heard?
The debate swirls and feelings run deep. What is the fate of the unevangelized? The traditional position--that apart from an explicit faith in Jesus no one is saved--seems to have fallen out of favor with many evangelicals. Here is a passionate but irenic response to the arguments of those who believe that the unevangelized can (or might) be saved apart from knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Building on the insights of others, nine scholars introduce readers, even those with little background, to the ongoing discussion. Key questions-- Is general revelation sufficient? Are other religions salvific? Do holy pagans exist? Must faith be explicit? Is exclusivism unjust? --are probed and answered from a biblical, theological and historical perspective.
The book's positive thrust is summed up by editors Robert Peterson and Christopher Morgan : "God is passionately engaged in gathering people to know, love and worship him from every tribe, language, people and nation. And he has called us to join him on this mission."
.Table of Contents
^List of Contributors
^^1 Introduction by Robert A. Peterson
^2 Inclusivisms and Exclusivisms by Christopher W. Morgan
^3 General Revelation: Sufficient or Insufficient? by Daniel Strange
^4 Exclusivism: Unjust or Just? by William Edgar
^5 Other Religions: Saving or Secular? by Eckhard J. Schnabel
^6 Holy Pagans: Reality or Myth? by Walter C. Kaiser, Jr.
^7 Saving Faith: Implicit or Explicit? by Stephen J. Wellum
^8 Inclusivism versus Exclusivism on Key Biblical Texts by Robert A. Peterson
^9 The Gospel for All Nations by Andreas J. Kostenberger
^10 God's Zeal for His World by J. Nelson Jennings
^11 Answers to Notable Questions by Christopher W. Morgan and Robert A. Peterson
^Scripture index ^
Christopher W. Morgan (Ph.D., Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary) is associate dean and associate professor of theology at California Baptist University in Riverside, California. He is senior pastor at First Baptist Church in Barstow, California. He is author of Jonathan Edwards and Hell and general editor (with Robert Peterson) of Hell Under Fire, Suffering and the Goodness of God and Faith Comes by Hearing: A Response to Inclusivism, and he is currently writing a commentary on the book of James.
Robert A. Peterson (Ph.D., Drew University) is professor of systematic theology at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. He was formerly professor of New Testament and theology at Biblical Theological Seminary in Hatfield, Pennsylvania. His books include Getting to Know John's Gospel: A Fresh Look at Its Main Ideas, Why I Am Not An Arminian, Hell on Trial: The Case for Eternal Punishment, Calvin's Doctrine of the Atonement, Adopted by God: From Wayward Sinners to Cherished Children and Hell Under Fire (coedited with Chris Morgan, Zondervan). He has written numerous articles, was a contributor to the second edition of the Evangelical Dictionary of Theology (Baker) and edits Covenant Seminary's journal, Presbyterion.