This Gold Medallion Award–winning book presents a persuasive case for Christ as the only way to God. Is Jesus the only way to God? This clear, critically-acclaimed, scholarly response to that question affirms the deep need for the Gospel’s exclusive message in today’s increasingly pluralistic global community. The Gagging of God offers an in-depth look at the big picture, shows how the many ramifications of pluralism are all parts of a whole, and then provides a systematic Christian response.
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- History of pluralism, especially the revolution in hermeneutics, literary theory, and epistemology
- Addresses religious pluralism, notably the work of John Hick and David Tracy, and of inclusivists such as Clark Pinnock and John Sanders
- Argues for the Bible’s foundational “plotline,” and addresses the uniqueness of Christ
- Analyzes the Christian’s stance in a pluralistic culture across such diverse fields as education, law, and morals
- Looks at how pluralism has penetrated the evangelical camp and offers a thoughtful look at how to evangelize in a postmodern generation
Praise for the Print Edition
The Gagging of God makes a tremendous contribution . . . highly recommended.
. . . on the issues of pluralism, postmodernism, and biblical interpretation, it is a splendid resource.
—Patrick Rist, Faculty Commons
- Title: The Gagging of God: Christianity Confronts Pluralism
- Author: D. A. Carson
- Edition: Fifteenth Anniversary
- Publisher: Zondervan
- Publication Date: 2011
- Pages: 640
About D. A. Carson
D. A. Carson (PhD, University of Cambridge) is a research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He is the author or coauthor of over 50 books. He is a general editor of Telling the Truth: Evangelizing Postmoderns and Worship by the Book. He has served as a pastor and is an active guest lecturer in church and academic settings around the world.