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Is Jesus the Only Savior?

Format: Digital
, 2005
ISBN: 9780802809810


In this timely book for believers, inquirers, and skeptics alike, James R. Edwards confronts this difficult question head-on: is Jesus the sole savior of the world? After tracing the currents of modernity from the Enlightenment to the Jesus Seminar, Edwards contends that the assumptions of the most skeptical historical-Jesus scholars are no more intellectually defensible than the claims of faith. He then assembles extensive support to show that Jesus considered himself the unique and saving mission of God to the world. Edwards devotes the second half of the book to discussing Jesus as savior in light of contemporary cultural currents, specifically addressing the thorny issues of religious pluralism, moral relativism, postmodernism, and the quest for world peace. Illustrated with real-life stories, Is Jesus the Only Savior? gives a fair hearing to twenty-first-century concerns, while upholding historic Christian faith.

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Key Features

  • Confronts the difficult question of Jesus as sole savior of the world
  • Discusses Jesus as savior in light of contemporary cultural currents
  • Explores Jesus as the unique and saving mission of God to the world


  • The Quest of the Historical Jesus
  • The Jesus Seminar
  • How Reliable Is the New Testament as a Historical Document?
  • What Can We Know about the Jesus of History?
  • Did Jesus Consider Himself God?
  • Jesus—the Savior of the World
  • Can the Gospel Compete in a Pluralistic World?
  • Is a Savior from Sin Meaningful in a Day of Moral Relativism?
  • The Gospel and Postmodernism
  • Does an Exclusive Savior Threaten World Peace?
  • How Should Christians Think about Other Religions?
  • The Mystery of the Incarnation

Praise for the Print Edition

Grounded in scholarship and common sense, this book lays out in brief compass why Jesus remains the only savior.

D. A. Carson, research professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Lively and cleverly written yet carefully argued . . . I enthusiastically recommend this book to all who are interested in the truth about Jesus.

—Stephen T. Davis, Russell K Pitzer Professor of Philosophy, Claremond McKenna College

An unusual book on the question of religious pluralism . . . this valuable contribution from the pen of a New Testament scholar will assist readers looking for a defense of the historical Christian understanding of the person and place of Jesus.

I. Howard Marshall, professor emeritus of New Testament exegesis, University of Aberdeen, Scotland

In this well-written volume, James Edwards turns his theological ship into the relativistic winds of present western intellectual culture and sails against the tide of postmodern skepticism regarding the truth value of all religious claims.

—Princeton Seminary Bulletin

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About James R. Edwards

James R. Edwards is Bruner-Welch Endowed Professor of Theology at Whitworth University, Spokane, Washington. He is also the author of the Pillar New Testament Commentary: The Gospel according to Mark and The Hebrew Gospel and the Development of the Synoptic Tradition.