Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Evangelical Interfaith Dialogue Journal: Special Focus on New Religions

For the last couple of weeks I have had the privilege of working with Cory Wilson of Fuller Seminary's Evangelical Interfaith Dialogue journal. Cory got in touch and asked if I would write the lead essay for a special edition focusing on new religious movements. I accepted the invitation and turned in my draft on Monday. The essay addresses new religious movements and Evangelical approaches toward them, including countercult, cross-cultural missions, and dialogue. Some great people have agreed to write responses, including Gerald McDermott, J. Gordon Melton, and Terry Muck. I also suggested that a countercult perspective be included, and an individual from a significant countercult ministry has expressed a willingness to write a response. This edition will also include an essay on praxis by Philip johnson, a suggested bibliography, and several helpful sidebars. Look for this special issue later this year.

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