God, Mystery, Diversity: Christian Theology in a Pluralistic World

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Fortress Press, Jan 1, 1996 - Religion - 233 pages
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In this frank and stimulating book, senior theologian Kaufman lays out in brief compass his historicist approach to Christian theology and central Christian mysteries, especially as they impinge on today's radically pluralistic religious and cultural scene and the moral challenges presented globally by it.
 

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Contents

Christian Theology and the Modernization of the Religions
17
Theology Critical Constructive and Contextualized
42
Religious Diversity Historical Consciousness and Christian Theology
54
Rethinking Some Central Christian Themes
69
A Biohistorical Understanding of the Human
73
A Note on Evil Salvation and the Criterion of Humanization
86
Mystery God and Human Diversity
96
The Meaning of Christ in Our Pluralistic Age
110
God and Emptiness An Experimental Essay
141
Some Buddhist Metaphysical Presuppositions
157
Christianity and Buddhism Searching for Fruitful Dialogue
169
Religious Truth as Pluralistic
183
Religious Diversity and Religious Truth
187
Critical Theology as a University Discipline
204
Notes
216
Index of Names
229

Reflections in Dialogue with Buddhists
125
Shin Buddhism and Religious Truth Some Questions
131

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Gordon D. Kaufman is Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr., Professor of Divinity Emeritus, Harvard Divinity School.

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