“Evangelical Christians at the Inter-faith Dialogue Table? How?,” by Bob Robinson

Evangelicals deserve attention be­cause of their numbers, global influence, and missional, activist inclina­tions, but they typically believe the practice of inter-faith dialogue would compromise their self-understanding. This article deploys six sets of reasons to persuade them otherwise: biblical precedents for dialogue; a neglected biblical stream concerning the religions; Jesus as exemplar of dialogue given his openness to Gentiles and other “outsiders”; pragmatic and further theological reasons for dialogue (such as understanding and the reduction of tension; common social concern; shared humanity and the ideal of community—etc); dialogue as appropriate in a post-colonial world; and reassuring examples of fruitful dialogue. Evidence is offered of some changing attitudes among evangelicals, and the article concludes with examples of what they might bring to the dialogue table.

One Response to ““Evangelical Christians at the Inter-faith Dialogue Table? How?,” by Bob Robinson”

  1. […] are interested in reading the article yourself-(which I recommend) this is where you can find it:http://irdialogue.org/journal/evangelical-christians-at-the-inter-faith-dialogue-table-how-by-bob-ro… Dr. Robinson has written a very good essay -one that should be studied and given careful thought. […]

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