The church in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries is confronted with religious pluralism. McGrath points out the attack made against the doctrines of the incarnation and the Trinity. He argues that the specific identity of God is central to the formulation of the doctrine of the Trinity. The article argues the question whether it is possible to remain faithful to the Christian faith and engage positively with the challenge of pluralism.
Churches are faced with the reality of pluralism. While the basic phenomenon is not new, the intellectual response to it is: the suggestion that plurality of beliefs is theoretically justified. The first casualty of the pluralist agenda is truth. McGrath's approach is to articulate some of the central presuppositions and methods of a pluralist ideology and intellectual pluralism.
In this article McGrath argues for the importance of apologetics in contemporary mission to a post-modern world. He also raises concerns about the weakness of much modern evangelical apologetics. Making use of the apostles’ speeches in Acts he highlights the importance of knowing our audience before showing the importance of theology in apologetics.
This is a review of the work The Fundamentals, which is a collection of essays defending the basic ideas of the Christian faith.