What about those who have never heard? The debate swirls and feelings run deep. What is the fate of the unevangelized? The traditional position--that apart from an explicit faith in Jesus no one is saved--seems to have fallen out of favour with many evangelicals. Here is a passionate but irenic response to the arguments of those who believe that the unevangelized can (or might) be saved apart from knowledge of Jesus Christ. Building on the insights of others, nine scholars introduce readers, even those with little background, to the ongoing discussion.
Key questions such as:
* Is general revelation sufficient?
* Are other religions salvific?
* Do holy pagans exist?
* Just faith be explicit?
* Is exclusivism unjust?
All of these questions are probed and answered from a biblical, theological and historical perspective.
The book's positive thrust is summed up by editors: "God is passionately engaged in gathering people to know, love and worship him from every tribe, language, people and nation. And he has called us to join him on this mission."