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God's Rivals - Why Has God Allowed Different Religions?

God's Rivals - Why Has God Allowed Different Religions?



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Meet the Author

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.

Table Of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Scandal Of Particularity: why Has The True God Come To Only Some People At Some Times?
  • 2. Not Even In Israel Have I Found Such Faith: surprising Knowledge Of God Among Bible People Outside Israel And The Church
  • 3. The Lord Of Hosts: the Old Testament And The Real Existence Of Other Gods
  • 4. Principalities And Powers: the New Testament On Other Real Supernatural Powers Besides God
  • 5. Seeds Of The Word: justin Martyr On Seeds Of The Word In Other Religions
  • 6. Divine Pedagogy: irenaeus Explains How God Uses The Religions
  • 7. A Divine Gift To The Greeks: clement Of Alexandria And The Gentile Covenants
  • 8. Diverse Destinies By Diverse Choices: origen's Warnings About Other Religions
  • 9. What are The Religions? And Why Are They There?: collecting The Strands
  • Appendix: god And The Masculine Pronoun
  • Author And Subject Index
  • Scripture Index

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 255312
  • Product Code 0830825649
  • EAN 9780830825646
  • Pages 181
  • Department Academic
  • Category World Religions
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date Mar 2007
  • Sales Rank #25715
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 15 mm
  • Weight 0.286kg

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