The last book to mention in this little series is Manifold Witness: The Plurality of Truth (Living Theology) by John Franke. John has been a long-time friend, and a thought leader in the emergent/-ing/missional church movement.
John is the professor of missional theology at Biblical Seminary in Pennsylvania, and, it should be noted, an insanely committed Vikings fan.His book is the latest in the “Living Theology” series that Abingdon Press publishes in partnership with Emergent Village, for which I have served as the general editor. (You can read the first chapter of the book here.)
What John’s book does, and does convincingly, is argue that Christian truth is, by its very nature, pluriform. He goes to great lengths to show that the Bible is pluriform, the history of Christian theology is pluriform, and even the nature of the Godhead is pluriform. Scot McKnight has written a six-part series on the book, which he reviews favorably.
It’s a book that, if the thinking behind much of the emergent/missional conversation is of interest to you, I highly recommend.