The Gospel among Religions
By: David R. Brockman Ruben L. F. Habito
"Well-organized and informative, the book brings fresh insights on the discourse about the Christian theology of Religions. A helpful list of further readings is provided at each section. This book is a must read for students from undergraduate upwards in the field of religions and theology. It will be a valuable resource for theologians, practitioners and researchers in the area of mission and inter-religious dialogue." --John Arun Kumar, in Mission Studies
How can Christians relate to people of other religious traditions, or even nonbelievers whose lives truly embody the unconditional divine love given to all at creation? This question is urgent in the world of the twenty-first century, a world beset with many serious problems and marked by a wide variety of religious traditions that present differing claims.
This book explores how we as Christians relate to and engage religious ""Others"" in constructive ways as we carry out our tasks of mission and ministry to the world. The first part of this book includes texts, beginning with the New Testament and working through the early church Fathers to theologians of today, that indicate ways forward. The essays in the second part of The Gospel among Religions explore ways of living together in ministry that broaden and deepen our understanding of other traditions and help us to become more firmly rooted in our own lives as Christians living in a world of many traditions.
David R. Brockman currently teaches at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth. He has published scholarly articles on Christian theology, Buddhism, and interreligious dialogue and is the author of No Longer the Same: Religious Others and the Liberation of Christian Theology (forthcoming).
Ruben L. F. Habito is Professor of World Religions and Spirituality at the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. He is the author of several books, including Healing Breath, and Experiencing Buddhism: Ways of Wisdom and Compassion.