A review of Knowing Christ Today

“Knowing Christ Today: Why We Can Trust Spiritual Knowledge” (Dallas Willard)

I read “Knowing Christ Today”, a book written by Dallas Willard who is a Professor of Philosophy at University of Southern California on my flight back from Sweden yesterday. Drawing on the writing of Plato, Aristotle, Jürgen Habermas, Peter Berger and CS. Lewis and invoking the image of Bonhoeffer, Mother Teresa, Kierkegaard, he discusses what it means to “know” spiritual reality of Christ in this pluralistic world. With a rare mix of intellectual integrity and the passionate conviction of personal faith, he lucidly deals with complex issues that many Christians (or any one who’s is interested in spirituality and religion) are facing today. His discussion on the relationship between Christian Gospel and Christian pluralism offers a hopeful way going forward and serious intellectual and spiritual challenge to both Christian (conservative and progressive alike) and non-Christians. If you are in for faith and religion, and their relationship with knowledge and plurality, I strongly recommend this one for you.

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