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“Here Are Your Gods”: Faithful Discipleship in Idolatrous Times

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When the Israelites exclaimed, “Here are your gods!” at the sight of the golden calf, they were attempting to hold on to the God of their history while fashioning idols for their own purposes. In today’s Western world, plenty of shiny false gods still hold power—idols of prosperity, nationalism, and self-interest. Christians desperately need to name and expose these idols. We must retrieve the biblical emphasis on idolatry and apply it anew in our journey of following Jesus.

In “Here are your Gods” Old Testament scholar Christopher J. H. Wright combines a biblical study of idolatry with practical discipleship. He calls readers to consider connections between Old Testament patterns and today’s culture, especially recurring temptations to trust in political power.

Now as much as ever, we need a biblically informed understanding of the many ways humans make gods for themselves, the danger of idols, and how God calls us to join him in the battle against idolatry as part of his ongoing mission to be known and worshiped by all peoples.

  • Explores connections between Old Testament patterns and today’s culture
  • Examines prosperity, nationalism, and self-interest
  • Combines a biblical study of idolatry with practical discipleship

Part 1: The Lord God and Other Gods in the Bible

  • The Paradox of the Gods
  • What Are the Gods?
  • Discerning the Gods
  • Mission and the Gods

Part 2: Political Idolatry Then and Now

  • The Rise and Fall of Nations in Biblical Perspective
  • God in the Political Arena

Part 3: God’s People in an Idolatrous World

  • A People Shaped by the Living God
  • “Seek First the Kingdom of God”
  • Following Jesus in Turbulent Times
  • Title: “Here Are Your Gods”: Faithful Discipleship in Idolatrous Times
  • Author: Christopher J. H. Wright
  • Publisher: IVP Academic
  • Print Publication Date: 2020
  • Logos Release Date: 2020
  • Pages: 167
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Idolatry › Biblical teaching; Christian life
  • ISBNs: 9780830853359, 9780830853366
  • Resource ID: LLS:HEREAREYOURGODS
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2020-09-16T19:55:27Z

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Christopher J.H. Wright is the international ministry director of Langham Partnership. He was formerly principal of All Nations Christian College, and taught at Union Biblical Seminary, Pune, India. His books include Old Testament Ethics for the People of God, The Mission of God, The Message of Ezekiel, the New International Biblical Commentary on Deuteronomy, and The Mission of God’s People.

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