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God Has No Favourites: The New Testament on First Century Religions

God Has No Favourites

The New Testament on First Century Religions

Basil Scott (Author)

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Review

The New Testament does not conform neatly to any modern attempts to define the Christian approach to other religions, argues Basil Scott. He confronts the questions: What does the New Testament tell us about religions? And what is its approach to those who were Gentiles and to their beliefs and practices? He focuses his attention on the evidence presented by the New Testament itself, and especially on the attitude of its writers to the religions of their times. 

Written by a scholar with over twenty years of experience in the South Asian context, this title makes a fine addition to the conversation and to the new Fortress Press efforts to bring South Asian scholarship to a wider readership.

  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9781506438009
  • eBook ISBN 9781506438382
  • Dimensions 6 x 9
  • Pages 222
  • Publication Date October 1, 2017

Endorsements

This is a very enlightening and helpful book.

This is a very enlightening and helpful book on a subject that is relevant here in South Asia and makes for interesting reading. The author and his wife have not only spent twenty years in South Asia but have lived among South Asian immigrants since their return to the UK in 1983. Their interest in South Asian religions and their openness to dialogue and learning from their exponents, comes through on every page.

Brian Wintle | Asia Theological Association

When sharing the good news of Jesus with those from other faiths, we must do so with respect and sensitivity and in the spirit of love.

When sharing the good news of Jesus with those from other faiths, we must do so with respect and sensitivity and in the spirit of love. The question, of course, is how we do that? Basil Scott has produced an excellent book that not only gives us a sound theological basis to underpin our approach but, with his theolgoical analysis, has also provided a practical resource to help us develop such approaches.

Ram Gidoomal, Traidcraft and the Laussane Movement International Board
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