Against the Flow: The inspiration of Daniel in an age of relativism (Paperback)
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Against the Flow: The inspiration of Daniel in an age of relativism (Paperback)

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Daniel's story is one of extraordinary faith in God lived out at the pinnacle of executive power. It tells of four teenage friends, born in the tiny state of Judah about twenty-six centuries ago, but captured by Nebuchadnezzar, emperor of Babylon. Daniel describes how they eventually rose to the top echelons of administration. Daniel and his friends did not simply maintain their private devotion to God; they maintained a high-profile witness in a pluralistic society antagonistic to their faith. That is why their story has such a powerful message for us. Society tolerates the practice of Christianity in private and in church services, but it increasingly deprecates public witness. If Daniel and his compatriots were with us today they would be in the vanguard of the public debate. What was it that gave that ancient foursome, Daniel and his three friends, the strength and conviction to be prepared, often at great risk, to swim against the flow?

Publisher: Lion Hudson Plc
ISBN: 9780857216212
Number of pages: 436
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 33 mm
Edition: New edition


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"John Lennox has done it again. Combining deep thought, pervasive research and a keen eye on contemporary Western culture, Lennox has managed to draw tight, informative parallels between Daniel's life and circumstances and the contemporary believer's life and circumstances. In my view, the most interesting point in Against the Flow is Lennox's point that while embedded in the top echelons of a pluralistic culture growingly hostile to biblical religion, Daniel did not rest content to shrink his witness to one of personal piety. Instead, Daniel maintained public engagement with the ideas and practices extant in his day. Finally, Lennox offers wise advice and practical application for how we can become modern-day Daniels. I highly recommend this book." -- J. P. Moreland, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Biola University
"Few parts of Scripture are more conscious of the clash between the wisdom of God and the wisdom of the world than the Old Testament book of Daniel. Few authors today are more expert at analysing and articulating both than John Lennox. It is a masterful combination, and the result is extraordinary." -- Revd Dr John Dickson, Founding Director, Centre for Public Christianity
"I read everything John Lennox writes because of his amazing blend of rigorous scholarship with practical insights and applications for all of us. You cannot afford to miss this important book! Read it, then pass it on to a friend." -- Dr Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life
"This book is an outstanding example of our responsibility both to understand God's Word and the culture in which we live, and then to make the connections between the two. John Lennox is uniquely gifted to help us do this, as he addresses the big themes of God's work in history, the place of morality, the nature of humankind, the challenges to faith, the trustworthiness of scripture, and the call to proclaim the truth whatever the cost. As a Bible teacher, a scientist, and a courageous disciple of Christ, John Lennox has provided us with an extraordinary resource - I wholeheartedly recommend this remarkable book." -- Jonathan Lamb, CEO and minister-at-large, Keswick Ministries
"I cannot think of a more important book for a secular, pluralist age. John Lennox challenges Christians to dare to be like Daniel, who witnessed boldly at the highest levels in a nation that did not share his faith. This book is a huge encouragement to all Christians who long to live faithfully and usefully for God in a hostile world." -- Amy Orr-Ewing, Director of Programmes, Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics
"John Lennox has achieved a rare thing - excellent scholarship, biblical faithfulness and cultural application par excellence. His examination of the story of Daniel exposes the deep tensions that were faced by Israel and reminds us that many of those challenges still exist. Just as Daniel maintained integrity and faithfulness to God, so can we. This is a book of applied theological reflection that overflows with hope. The challenges it addresses are very real but the answers it gives are breathtakingly simple and profoundly challenging." -- Malcolm Duncan, Senior Pastor, Gold Hill Baptist Church
"John Lennox has a unique gift as a Bible teacher. He applies text to today's world and its prevailing philosophies in penetrating ways. This learned exposition of Daniel shows how the book offers powerful critiques of the modern idolatries, whether atheist or secularist. Every reader of this volume will see the depth and coherence of the book of Daniel in a new way." -- Dr Peter J. Williams, Warden, Tyndale House, Cambridge
"Against the Flow combines solid study of the book of Daniel with clear insight into our current social and political conditions. The book helps us see the practical implications and relevance of the book of Daniel to 21st-Century life. Professor Lennox is a scientist and Christian apologist. Both aspects of his expertise are well demonstrated in this latest book. Lennox's writing style is easily accessible, with a delightful lack of unnecessary jargon. This is strong stuff, fascinating and illuminating. I heartily recommend it and will be seeking out Professor Lennox's previous books." * Reform Magazine *
"Lennox takes the reader through the book of Daniel and the world he inhabited in Babylon. This is an excellent book... He writes clearly and compellingly and offers significant insights into both the biblical material and the historical evidence surrounding it" * Idea Magazine *

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“Theology and Thought for the General Reader... ”

This book is so much more than the title of this volume suggests!

I thought it would be a meditation on the nature of the once-creeping and now virulent secularism, and all that it entails for people of faith,... More

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