A Wideness in God's Mercy: The Finality of Jesus Christ in a World of Religions

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Zondervan, 1992 - Religion - 217 pages
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Here is a ground-breaking book that suggests some new possibilities of interpretation around the challenge of religious pluralism. The subject of the book is the finality of Jesus Christ in a world of different religions. Pinnock explains succinctly the factors that have made religious pluralism a major challenge for Christian theology. Then he places the issue in the history of doctrine leading up to the present day. Five chapters follow this introductory material and cover the field very systematically: The first chapter deals with God's global reach in salvation and shows that God is concerned for all people in all nations; chapter two highlights the Christology through which God is known to be the God of grace; the third chapter shows how the Bible views other religions as they presently exist and how we can understand them; chapter four deals with religions as non-static entities and the object of divine power bringing in the kingdom; and the fifth chapter discusses eschatology, or how it is possible to understand salvation in generous and large terms. A Wideness in God's Mercy is one of the very few books to present a strong proposal on the issue of religious pluralism while maintaining a rock-solid evangelical stance. It will no doubt launch a decade of discussion on a higher level among Christians.
  

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User Review  - Clark - Goodreads

Accessible to any reader - a good summary of an alternative to what many think to be the only view of final states. Creative love theism is an intriguing prospect for anyone that loves humanity regardless of labels. Read full review

Review: A Wideness in God's Mercy: The Finality Of Jesus Christ In A World Of Religions

User Review  - Karla - Goodreads

I was pretty disappointed in this book. Though it dealt with some really great questions, on the whole I felt like it didn't really give ANY attempt at real answers. It felt as if the author was ... Read full review

Contents

Jesus Savior of the World
49
Three
81
Four
115
Five
130
Hope for the Unevangelized
149
Conclusion
181
Index of Subjects
205
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About the author (1992)

Clark H. Pinnockwas professor of theology at McMaster Divinity College.

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