A Protestant Theology of Religious Pluralism

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Peter Lang, 2009 - Religion - 395 pages
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In this book three main things have been accomplished. First, it locates the emergence of religious pluralism as a problem for Christian theology. Secondly, it shows the critical weaknesses in the approaches to pluralism that we find in the works of Gavin D’Costa, George Lindbeck and John Hick, all major players in the field of religious pluralism. Retrieving theological material from seventeenth-century Comenius and eighteenth-century Zinzendorf, the book shows that the Protestant tradition has suitable theological material that can better serve the development of a theology of religious pluralism. Thirdly, the book enters into dialogue with Islam and highlights exciting new approaches to addressing the issues of salvation, the Qur’an and Christology. One critical outcome of the book is that it breaks new ground in showing the limitations of liberation theology and proposes a fascinating, new, pluralism-sensitive hermeneutical approach to contextual theology.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER
4
CHAPTER
27
chapTEr 3
43
Theologies of Pluralism
69
CHAPTER 5
107
CHAPTER 6
129
CHAPTER 7
165
chapter 8
191
chapTEr 9
241
CHAPTER
265
CHAPTER 11
302
CHAPTER 12
348
Bibliography
363
Index
389
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The Author: Livingstone Thompson lectures in world religions at Trinity College and St Patrick’s College, Dublin, Republic of Ireland. An ordained minister and former president of the executive board of the Moravian Church in Jamaica, he is author of A Formula for Conversation: Christians and Muslims in Dialogue.

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