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Humble Confidence: A Model for Interfaith Apologetics

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Today’s cosmopolitan, multicultural, and multifaith environments call for new approaches to apologetics. The world still needs the good news of Jesus Christ, but to relate the transcultural gospel to diverse and ever-changing contexts, we must free Christian apologetics from dominant Western habits of mind ill-suited to interreligious dialogue. We must listen and speak with both humility and confidence.

Benno van den Toren and Kang-San Tan provide a global, intercultural introduction to Christian apologetics. They present a model of apologetics as crosscultural dialogue and accountable witness, then explore how it plays out in relation to specific contexts and the major world religions—including primal religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, secularism, and late-modern spiritualities. Building on recent developments in apologetics and missiology, as well as their experience teaching internationally in Europe, Asia, and Africa, Van den Toren and Tan offer an approach that is conversational, patient, holistic, and embodied.

Filled with examples from Scripture and real-world experiences, Humble Confidence gives readers a travel guide to help find the most effective avenues for true dialogue in their own settings.

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  • Provides a global, intercultural introduction to Christian apologetics
  • Presents a model of apologetics as crosscultural dialogue and accountable witness
  • Filled with examples from Scripture and real-world experiences
  • Introduction: Contextual Apologetics as Holistic Dialogue and Accountable Witness
  • Part I: Reimagining Interfaith Apologetics

  • Apologetic Dialogue in a Multicultural World
  • Embodied Apologetics
  • The Cultural Embeddedness of Belief
  • God’s Presence and Truth in the World of Religions
  • Apologetics as Accountable Witness to Christ
  • Possibilities for Critical Interreligious Dialogue
  • Reaching the Reasons of the Heart
  • Part II: Contextual Apologetic Witness to Particular Audiences

  • Inculturation in Dialogue with Primal Religions
  • Subversive Fulfillment of the Hindu Quest
  • Buddhism Confronts Reality
  • Islam and the Integrity of the Christian Faith
  • Unmasking Secular Idols
  • Inner Tensions in Late-Modern Spiritualities
  • Looking Back and Forward
  • Study Questions and Further Reading
  • Title: Humble Confidence: A Model for Interfaith Apologetics
  • Authors: Benno van den Toren, Tan Kang San
  • Publisher: IVP Academic
  • Print Publication Date: 2022
  • Pages: 296
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Reader Edition
  • Resource ID: LLS:HMBLCNFDNPLGTCS
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-05-12T14:51:06Z

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    $16.99

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