Monday, August 2, 2010

I'm on Vacation but Still Reading

This week my family and I are on vacation.  Since I don't like to cart around a lot of books I usually bring only two or three for my primary reading.  The one I'm most excited about is Who Can Be Saved? Reassessing Salvation in Christ and World Religions by Terrance l. Tiessen.  I've seen this book for a long time and have been tempted to pick it up before but never have.  Why now?  Glad you asked.  I was intrigued by John Piper's comment in his book, Jesus: The Only Way to God - Must You Hear the Gospel to be SavedHe says, "Perhaps the best defense of the inclusivist position by someone within the Reformed camp would be Terrance L. Tiessen."  (62)  This got my attention.  I was then disappointed in that Piper virtually ignores Tiessen's work in his book choosing rather to deal with such notables as Clark Pinnock.  Now since Piper has a strong reformed following it seemed only natural that when he made a statement like that about Tiessen that he would then interact at least somewhat with Tiessen.  But he doesn't.  I confess I've already taken a sneak peak at Tiessen and I like much of what I see.  I'll let you know what I think after I get back.

Who Can Be Saved? is from IVP and is a paperback with 511 pages and sells for $28.00. 

1 comment:

Paul said...

Okay...I have Tiessen's book, too but have not read it. Since I did my thesis contra Hick's pluralism and engaged many of the inclusivists as well, it's time to dust it off and read. [and not because Piper mentions, but because McBride does!]