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God's Rivals

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In the providence of God, why are there other religions? Was the God of the Bible wise in allowing for them? Can they serve any purpose? Gerald R. McDermott explores reflection on teaching from the Old and New Testaments and...


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In the providence of God, why are there other religions? Was the God of the Bible wise in allowing for them? Can they serve any purpose? Gerald R. McDermott explores reflection on teaching from the Old and New Testaments and from a number of key teachers from the early church to suggest an answer to this perplexing but intriguing question. In the end McDermott provides considerable insight into the troubling clash of world religions and offers a helpful Christian response.
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Gerald R McDermott

Gerald R. McDermott (Ph.D., University of Iowa) is professor of religion and philosophy at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia. His books include Can Evangelicals Learn from World Religions?; God's Rivals, Cancer: A Medical and Spiritual Guide for Patients and Their Loved Ones (with William A. Fintel, M.D.; Baker); One Holy and Happy Society: The Public Theology of Jonathan Edwards (Penn State Press); Jonathan Edwards Confronts the Gods: Christian Theology; Enlightenment Religion and Non-Christian Faiths (Oxford University Press); Seeing God: Twelve Reliable Signs of True Spirituality (republished by Regent in 2000) and Claiming Christ: A Mormon-Evangelical Debate (Brazos). He is also a Teaching Pastor at St. John Lutheran Church.

God's Rivals - Why Has God Allowed Different Religions? Paperback
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  • In The Providence Of God, Why Are There Other Religions? Was The God Of The Bible Wise In Allowing For Them? Can They Serve Any Purpose? Gerald R. Mcdermott Explores Reflection On Teaching From The Old And New Testaments And From A Number Of Key Teachers From The Early Church To Suggest An Answer To This Perplexing But Intriguing Question. In The End Mcdermott Provides Considerable Insight Into The Troubling Clash Of World Religions And Offers A Helpful Christian Response.
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Scandal Of Particularity: <em>why Has The True God Come To Only Some People At Some Times?</em>
  • 2. Not Even In Israel Have I Found Such Faith: <em>surprising Knowledge Of God Among Bible People Outside Israel And The Church</em>
  • 3. The Lord Of Hosts: <em>the Old Testament And The Real Existence Of Other Gods</em>
  • 4. Principalities And Powers: <em>the New Testament On Other Real Supernatural Powers Besides God</em>
  • 5. Seeds Of The Word: <em>justin Martyr On Seeds Of The Word In Other Religions</em>
  • 6. Divine Pedagogy: <em>irenaeus Explains How God Uses The Religions</em>
  • 7. A Divine Gift To The Greeks: <em>clement Of Alexandria And The Gentile Covenants</em>
  • 8. Diverse Destinies By Diverse Choices: <em>origen's Warnings About Other Religions</em>
  • 9. What <em>are</em> The Religions? And Why Are They There?: <em>collecting The Strands</em>
  • Appendix: <em>god And The Masculine Pronoun</em>
  • Author And Subject Index
  • Scripture Index

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