Preaching Christ in an Age of Religious Pluralism

Carl E. Braaten

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 7/1/1989

Issue: The Finality of Christ (Vol. 9, No 3, Summer, 1989)

In fact, people of other faiths want to hear about Jesus, who is much more interesting than some abstract belief in a super-essential something or other beyond all predications. Harvey Cox says that from his experience—and he has had a lot of it—the Jesus factor is surprisingly just what the non-Christian participants in dialogue are most interested in and most eager to talk about. Cox candidly confesses, “I too tried to avoid talking about Jesus too quickly, but I soon discovered my interlocutors wanted me to.”

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