Gods That Fail: Modern Idolatry and Christian Mission (3rd Edition)
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About "Gods That Fail: Modern Idolatry and Christian Mission (3rd Edition)"
The globalizing world of late modernity is heavily awash with pseudo-gods. Gods That Fail provocatively deploys the theological concept of idolatry to explore the ways in which these gods blind their devotees and wreak suffering and dehumanization. Many of these pseudo-gods have infiltrated the life of the Church and compromised its witness. Combining lively social critique with fresh expositions of familiar biblical stories, this book engages with a variety of secular discourses as well as the sub-Christian practices that accompany and undermine Christian involvement in the public square.
Meet the Author
Vinoth Ramachandra (Ph.D., University of London) has served since 1987 as the South Asian regional secretary of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Scholars, a global partnership of more than ninety autonomous national student movements. An Anglican lay-theologian, he also has an expository and teaching ministry that spans many denominations.
He has written on issues relating particularly to pluralism, globalisation and mission in books such as The Scandal of Jesus; The Recovery of Mission; Faiths in Conflict?; Subverting Global Myths: Theology and the Public Issues Shaping Our World and The Message of Mission.