One of a Kind
The Relationship between Old and New Covenants as the Hermeneutical Key for Christian Theology of Religions
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"Within the Christian theology of religions, the 'Israel analogy' or 'fulfilment paradigm,' albeit in differing tradition-specific forms, is often believed to be indisputable evidence which clinches the case for some version of 'inclusivism.' In this important and comprehensive study, Sparks puts this evidence under the microscope of biblical and systematic theology, and shows it to be fundamentally inadmissible."
--Daniel Strange, Oak Hill Theological College, London.
"This important book presents a serious challenge to the prevailing inclusivist understanding of the relationship between Christianity and other faiths. The author brings post-supersessionist readings of Scripture and tradition into the broader field of 'theology of religions' in an original formulation that will have to be taken seriously by anyone concerned with interfaith relations, Jewish-Christian dialogue, and a deeper understanding of the uniqueness of Christ."
--Richard Harvey, allnations, UK
"This book addresses a hotly debated question; how is the Christian church to consider those not reached with the gospel? Dr. Sparks exposes the theological flaws in the argument that such people are akin to those of Old Testament Israel, their religious background preparing them for Christ or being sufficient for salvation. The implications of his thesis are significant for both theology and missions.-Dr --Robert Letham, Wales Evangelical School of Theology
"The relationship between Christianity and other religions is a 'hot' topic both theologically and pastorally. Adam Sparks has shown that much contemporary discussion rests heavily on the redemptive-historical connection between the Old and New covenants. He argues persuasively for the progression of redemptive history and unique significance of the Christ event. This book offers a scholarly challenge to the foundations of the inclusivist position and its relationship to the sweep of Christian theology."
--The Revd. Dr. Liam Goligher, Duke Street Church, Richmond.