"Here Are Your Gods"
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"Here Are Your Gods"
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  • Length: 144 pages
  • Published: September 29, 2020
  •  Forthcoming
  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-5335-9
  • Item Code: 5335
  • Case Quantity: 72

When the Israelites exclaimed, "Here are your gods!" at the sight of the golden calf, they were attempting to hold on to the God of their history while fashioning idols for their own purposes. In today's Western world, plenty of shiny false gods still hold power—idols of prosperity, nationalism, and self-interest. Christians desperately need to name and expose these idols. We must retrieve the biblical emphasis on idolatry and apply it anew in our journey of following Jesus.

In "Here Are Your Gods," Old Testament scholar Christopher J. H. Wright combines a biblical study of idolatry with practical discipleship. He calls readers to consider connections between Old Testament patterns and today's culture, especially recurring temptations to trust in political power.

Now as much as ever, we need a biblically informed understanding of the many ways humans make gods for themselves, the danger of idols, and how God calls us to join him in the battle against idolatry as part of his ongoing mission to be known and worshiped by all peoples.

CONTENTS

Preface

Part 1: The Lord God and Other Gods in the Bible
1. The Paradox of the Gods
2. What Are the Gods?
3. Discerning the Gods
4. Mission and the Gods

Part 2: Political Idolatry Then and Now
5. The Rise and Fall of Nations in Biblical Perspective
6. God in the Political Arena

Part 3: God’s People in an Idolatrous World
7. A People Shaped by the Living God
8. “Seek First the Kingdom of God”
9. Following Jesus in Turbulent Times

Notes
Scripture Index

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Christopher J. H. Wright

Christopher J. H. Wright (PhD, Cambridge) is international ministries director of the Langham Partnership, providing literature, scholarships, and preaching training for pastors in Majority World churches and seminaries. He has written many books including commentaries on Deuteronomy, Jeremiah, Lamentations, and Ezekiel, The Mission of God, Cultivating the Fruit of the Spirit, Old Testament Ethics for the People of God, and Knowing Jesus Through the Old Testament. An ordained priest in the Church of England, Chris spent five years teaching the Old Testament at Union Biblical Seminary in India, and thirteen years as academic dean and then principal of All Nations Christian College, an international training center for cross-cultural mission in England. He was chair of the Lausanne Theology Working Group from 2005-2011 and the chief architect of The Cape Town Commitment from the Third Lausanne Congress, 2010.

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BY Christopher J. H. Wright

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