A Weblog Dedicated to the Discussion of the Christian Faith and 21st Century Life

A Weblog Dedicated to the Discussion of the Christian Faith and 21st Century Life
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I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this also I believe, –that unless I believed, I should not understand.-- St. Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109)

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Do Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God That Atheists Deny? A Drama with Many Complicated Scenes

There are times when really big theological and moral questions go viral in the church and the culture that surrounds it. At times, I write a blog post and weigh in. At other times I do not-- for two reasons. First, I don't think it is critical that I comment on every controversy; and second, there are those who have already written with the kind of excellent insight that needs no follow-up act.

Roger Olson is one of the keenest minds in Protestant evangelical scholarship. He has written three posts recently, the first on the question of whether or not Christians and Muslims worship the same God. Then in vintage Olson fashion, he continues to get at the first question by asking other questions. In this case, "Do all Christians worship the same God?" and "Do all atheists deny the same God?"

I have been considering chiming in myself on the issue, and I am planning to write a post on a subject that is related to the question, but not on it directly; but I decided against writing such a post because I am not sure how to add to the discussion. With a few minor exceptions, Roger Olson speaks for me on this, so I encourage you to read his thoughts if you have not yet done so.

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