Their Rock is not Like Our Rock: A Theology of Religions

Daniel Strange (2015)

In this book, Daniel Strange explores a theology of religions from a Reformed perspective. This book is an interdisciplinary and integrated work of theology. Strange argues that the existence of other religions is part of God’s sovereign plan to bring himself glory. He also argues that these religions are antithetical to God’s truth, yet they live off the capital of the Christian worldview — they are deformations and distortions of original monotheism and revelation. Other religions are parasitic on the truth of God and are connected to deceiving demonic beings. There is no salvation to be found in other religions. Jesus Christ is the ‘subversive fulfilment’ of the residual truths that are embedded in the distorted matrix of other religions.

Chapter 1: The Task Before Us: Christians in a World of the Religious Other

In the Western world, exclusive religious claims to truth are unwelcome. Christianity is often se...

Chapter 2: Homo Adorans: Reformed Theological Foundations for Interpreting the Religious Other

Genesis 1-11 contains the DNA of the Reformed worldview. In an embryonic form these chapters reve...

Chapter 3: The Curious Case of Remnantal Revelation: Gleanings on the Origin of the Religious Other

The categories of general and special revelation are not entirely satisfactory for sorting out th...

Chapter 4: Towards a Religio-Genesis: Babel and the Nations in the Development of the Religious Other

This chapter offers a construction that is tentative and speculative. Genesis 10-11 (the table of...

Chapter 5: No Other Gods Before Me: The Idolatry of the Religious Other in the Old Testament

Romans 1:18-32 is a critical passage when it comes to understanding other religions. It is not po...

Chapter 6: The Perilous Exchange: The Idolatry of the Religious Other in the New Testament

Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of God’s revelation and is the pivot on which the history of rede...

Chapter 7: ‘For Their Rock Is Not As Our Rock’: The Gospel as the ‘Subversive Fulfilment’ of the Religious Other

Other religions are idolatrous, and are therefore antithetical to God’s revealed truth. A religio...

Chapter 8: ‘A Light for the Gentiles’: Missiological Implications of ‘Subversive Fulfilment’

The great motive for Christian missions is a passion for the glory of Christ. There are times whe...

Chapter 9: ‘But I Have Raised You Up For This Very Purpose…’ Pastoral Perspectives on the Purpose of the Religious Other

Nothing lies outside of the sovereign plan of God. This means that the existence of other religio...

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