This evening I finished reading D. A. Carson‘s The Gagging of God: Christianity Confronts Pluralism (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996). (I know, I’m about ten years behind here.) I don’t have time to write a full book review, but I would like to mention a few thoughts.
- This is one of the finest big-picture books I’ve ever read. Life-changing. Worldview shaping.
- The section on hermeneutics (chs. 2-3) is first-class.
- Carson’s analysis of postmodernism, especially as manifested in religious pluralism, is sharp and refreshing.
- Carson’s emphasis on the Bible’s story-line or plot-line is inspiring.
- Carson wrote this book over a three-year period and read over 1300 books in preparation. It shows.