The reality of the West’s post-Christendom, multiethnic, multicultural context has meant that, more than ever, Christians face questions posed not simply by the existence of other religions, but also by their apparent flourishing. If secularization is alive and well, then so too is society’s sacralization. Hence, a theology of religions is arguably the most significant concern confronting Christian mission and apologetics in the twenty-first century.
There has been little evangelical theology offering a detailed, comprehensive, and biblically faithful analysis not only of the question of salvation but also questions of truth, the nature and history of human religiosity, and a host of other issues pertaining to Christian apologetics and contextualization amid religious pluralism. In Their Rock is Not Like Our Rock, lecturer and vice principal of Oak Hill College in London, Daniel Strange, explores these issues and offers the beginning of a theology of other religions.
Deeply learned, theologically solid, well-informed in anthropology, this riveting study will guide the reader into the best ways to evaluate the religions of the world. Standing on the shoulders of Hendrik Kraemer and J. H. Bavinck, Dr Strange illuminates both the spiritual longings of people in different religions and their need for the gospel of Jesus Christ. -- William Edgar, Professor of Apologetics, Westminster Theological Seminary
Thoughtful, nuanced and biblically faithful evaluations on the role of other religions are unfortunately rare. Strange fills an important gap by offering us a bold but humble perspective on other religions, repristinating the thought of J. H. Bavinck and Hendrik Kraemer for a new day. . . . Even those who are not Reformed or entirely convinced will be challenged and provoked and helped by Strange’s contribution. . . . This crucially important book should be read by missionaries, professors, pastors, and all those who teach the word of God and who long to see God’s name praised among the nations. -- Thomas R. Schreiner, Professor of New Testament Interpretation, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary