With Cords of Love by Al Truesdale
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With Cords of Love
By Al Truesdale

With Cords of Love

A Wesleyan Response to Religious Pluralism

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With Cords of Love by Al Truesdale

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Religion today comes in many forms. The arrival of the twenty-first century brought with it a wave of religious tolerance and indifference unlike any before. As Christians struggle to unfold the truth tangled by modernity and postmodernity, many choose to radically and disrespectfully oppose other religions or passively accept their possible validity for the sake of tolerance. The effects of religious pluralism in our world today make it increasingly difficult for the life-giving message of Christ to reach the hearts of those who need to hear it. How should Christians attempt to tell the Gospel story in a world that believes no one religion is right? How should Christians live and speak in the crowded marketplace of world religions?With Cords of Love presents Christians with an introduction to religious pluralism and offers a sound, loving response drawn from the essential doctrinal features of the Wesleyan theological tradition. This thorough examination discusses the historical, philosophical, and cultural factors that have contributed to religious pluralism and explores the major responses currently embraced in some Christian circles. In addition to this historical overview, it also outlines ways the Church can bear a hopeful, effective, and intelligible witness for the message of Christ. Using Paul's response to the Athenians in the Book of Acts, With Cords of Love compels us to approach people from other religions with both respect and compassion, urging us to allow God to direct and guide our words and actions as we help to complete the work He's already begun in their hearts.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780834123069
ISBN-10: 0834123061
Format: Paperback / softback
(228mm x 161mm x 17mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City
Publisher: Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City
Publish Date: 19-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Al Truesdale

AL TRUESDALE is emeritus professor of Philosophy of Religion and Christian Ethics at Nazarene Theological Seminary. He has earned degrees from Trevecca Nazarene University, Nazarene Theological Seminary, and Emory University. Truesdale has published numerous articles and books, including With Cords of Love. He and his wife, Esther, live in the historic South Caroline low country. Keri Mitchell lives in Dallas where she is a writer and editor for a local magazine. A pastor's daughter, she graduated college with a degree in English specialization in theology. She and her husband, Damien, stay busy and have fun raising their two daughters.

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