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ISBN/ASIN : 0830815015
Manufacturer : InterVarsity Press|
Release data : November, 1998
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Boyd, Hasker, Pinnock et. al are all very able openness expositors- but none of them compare to Sanders' exquisite bathing in the deeply warm and tender heartfeltedness of God's love of which the open view reminds us. Controversial or not; the passionate love of our Saviour resonates throughout every chapter. A work not to be ignored.
Book that risks credulity
Thank you, Mr. Niles for showing us your "proper" order to find enlightenment.
For me the bible came first,then the book itself, then Dr. Ardel Caneday's review on the internet, then Mr. Scott's and others' reviews.
Sorry, Mr. Niles. You cannot ignore Dr. Caneday and Mr. Scott and other thoughtful reviewers. They are not taken in by the author's clear agenda to lambast the traditional Christian position and replace it with his own doctoral dissertation's novel opinion.
John Sanders is an engaging writer. But his risky views are not engaging me. Nor do they engage the Bible in a fair way as it is to be properly understood.
To claim God risks (taking chances on unknowable future outcomes) in the same way humans risk is to anthropomorphize the Lord Himself. This does not come across in a clear, unforced, natural reading of Scriptures. It has to be read into the verses with a pre-agenda control-belief system.
Mister Sanders' agenda is to declare traditional Christianity guilty of exegetical malpractice and serious interpretive error in important doctrines. He and his cohorts are on a mission to usher in a neo-reformation of theology to set the church back on course, an open theology user-friendly version.
Should he and his supporters be surprised that traditionalists would object to his attacks and, no less fervent, refute them biblically? Should they stand by and let Sanders take such potshots at them for allegedly leading Christendom astray for so long by supposed capitulation to Greek philosophy?
This book has an agenda. Which succeeds only with those open to openly misunderstanding the word of God and being captivated by their own brand of philosophies.
Better advice is to read the Bible 1st, then these reviews (pro and con) on amazon.com. Then if God leads you, try the book and see if it bears any resemblance to True Christian Beliefs. I think and pray you will find it does not. Dios le bendiga.
As soon as I see that name
As soon as I see James Scott's name I know the agenda I'll be reading in his review. Read the book, then read his reviews. That's the proper order. Make up your own mind, don't let his scare tactics keep you away from other believer's thoughts and ideas.