• The Gospel in the Marketplace of Ideas: Paul's Mars Hill Experience for Our Pluralistic World

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    DescriptionOur world is multicultural, multireligious, multiphilosophical. It ranges from fundamental monotheism to do-it-yourself spirituality to strident atheism. How can Christians engage in communicating across worldviews in this pluralistic and often relativistic society? When Paul visited Athens, he found an equally multicultural and multireligious setting. From Jews to Gentiles, elite to poor, slaves to slave owners, from olive-skinned Gentiles to dark-skinned Ethiopians the Greco-Roman world was a dynamic mixture. Religious practices were also wide and varied, with the imperial cult of emperor worship being the most prominent. Many also frequented the temples for the traditional Greek pantheon, and participated in the secret rituals of the mystery religions. Seeking to embolden the church's witness in today's society, philosopher Paul Copan and New Testament scholar Kenneth Litwak show how Paul's speech to the Athenians (found in Acts 17) provides a practical model for Christians today. The authors encourage Christians to "be more biblically informed, culturally astute, and creatively engaged to winsomely challenge the idols of our time and to point contemporary Athenians beyond 'an unknown God' to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ."

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    The Gospel in the Marketplace of Ideas
    Paul's Mars Hill Experience for Our Pluralistic World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul Copan, By (author) Kenneth D Litwak
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 197
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 862 g
    ISBN 13: 9780830840434
    ISBN 10: 0830840435

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.1
    BIC E4L: REL
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25440
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: HRCG
    Ingram Subject Code: RF
    Libri: I-RF
    DC21: 226.606
    BISAC V2.8: REL067030
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: REL006710
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 226.6/06, 226.606
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: REL006220
    LC classification: BS2625.52 .C67 2014
    Thema V1.0: QRVC, QRMF13
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, figures
    IVP Academic
    Imprint name
    IVP Academic
    Publication date
    06 July 2014
    Review quote
    "Imagine Paul preaching in first-century Athens. Now imagine stepping into Paul's shoes and proclaiming the gospel in the twenty-first-century Western world. In this thought-provoking book, a Christian apologist and a New Testament scholar join forces to read Luke's famous story of Paul on Mars Hill, and the result is as compelling as it is remarkable. Copan and Litwak issue a robust invitation for God's people to read Scripture and our increasingly post-Christian world together in the service of communicating well the good news."--Joel B. Green, professor of New Testament interpretation, Fuller Theological Seminary