In our contemporary setting, Christianity is faced with a different apologetic task than in ages past. Rather than being at the head of the table, Christianity now finds itself at a roundtable, dialoguing with competing faiths. This book offers a focused treatment that engages doctrinal challenges to Christianity from Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam. Students of world religions and missions will appreciate Tennent's attempt to stimulate serious dialogue with competing world faiths.
Interreligious DialoguePart 1 Christianity and Hinduism1. Doctrine of God: Brahman2. Doctrine of Creation: Lila, MayaPart 2 Christianity and Buddhism3. Doctrine of God: Dharma-kaya (Sunyata/Citta)4. Doctrine of Ethics: Karuna, Maitri, DanaPart 3 Christianity and Islam5. Doctrine of God: Allah6. Doctrine of Christ and the Incarnation: Isa, HululPart 4 Case Studies7. Was Socrates a Christian before Christ? A Study of Justin Martyr's Use of Logos Spermatikos8. Can the Hindu Upanishads Help Us Explain the Trinity? A Study of Brahmabandhav Upadhyay's Use of Saccidananda9. Can Sola Fide Be Understood Apart from the Specific, Historic Revelation of Jesus Christ? A Study of A. G. Hogg's Distinction between Faith and FaithsEpilogue: Closing Thoughts about Evangelicals and Interreligious Dialogue