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Beyond the Impasse

Toward a Pneumatological Theology of Religion

by Amos Yong

Imprint: Wipf and Stock

206 Pages, 5.75 x 8.50 x 0.41 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781498204651
  • Published: September 2014

$25.00 / £19.00 / AU$34.00


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"No one who cares about a theology that does justice to what the Bible tells us about the cosmic ministry of the Holy Spirit can afford to ignore this important work. Amos Yong's book itself displays the 'robust sense of discernment' that he asks all of us to exercise in our engagement with non-Christian religions." --RICHARD J. MOUW, Fuller Theological Seminary "Finally, a Spirit-based theology of religions that takes the Spirit seriously! Drawing on his Pentecostal roots, Yong offers guidelines for discerning the voice of the Spirit in other traditions-a voice that may call us to unexpected christological conclusions. This is truly a pioneering work that opens new theological paths but modestly recognizes that there is still much to explore." --PAUL F. KNITTER, Xavier University "Few areas in theology are as complex, controversial, and urgent as theology of religions. Amos Yong has advanced the discussion significantly with his creative and sophisticated proposal for a pneumatological theology of religions. While undoubtedly controversial, Yong's proposal frames the issues in fresh ways and suggests new options for an evangelical theology of religions." --Harold Netland, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School "With scholarly rigor and intellectual acumen, Yong's theology takes seriously and appreciatively the diversity of the work of the universal Spirit in the cultures and religious communities of the world. His position is fully evangelical but is richly informed by his Pentecostal roots and context. He sets this Pentecostal-evangelical theology of religions in the center of the ongoing discussion, not only among evangelicals, but also in the whole church." --John B. Cobb Jr., Claremont School of Theology and Claremont Graduate Schools "An insightful theological reflection on the place of world religions within the broader framework of Christian theology. Yong provides a theological basis for everyday interaction with members of other religions and an understanding of other religious traditions in the providence of God. This is an excellent book that ought to be widely read and discussed." --Irving Hexham, University of Calgary

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