The Myth of Christian Uniqueness: Toward a Pluralistic Theology of Religions

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John Hick, Paul F. Knitter
Wipf and Stock Publishers, Jan 25, 2005 - Religion - 240 pages
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A new model of Christian theology, the 'pluralistic' model, is taking shape, moving beyond the traditional models of exclusivism (Christianity as the "only" true religion) and inclusivism (Christianity as the "best" religion) toward a view that recognizes the possibility of many valid religions. In this volume, a widely representative group of eminent Christian theologians - Protestant and Catholic, male and female, from East and West, First and Third Worlds - explores genuinely new attitudes toward other believers and traditions, expanding and refining the discussion and debate over pluralistic theology.

Contributors are: Gordon D. Kaufman, John Hick, Langdon Gilkey, Wilfred Cantwell Smith, Stanley J. Samartha, Raimundo Panikkar, Seiichi Yagi, Rosemary Radford Ruether, Marjorie Jewitt Suchocki, Aloysius Pieris, Tom F. Driver, and Paul F. Knitter.
 

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Contents

RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY HISTORICAL CONSCIOUSNESS
3
THE NONABSOLUTENESS 0F CHRISTIANITY
16
PLURALITY AND ITS THEOLOGICAL IMPLICATIONS
37
IDOLATRY
53
THE CROSS AND THE RAINBOW
69
THE JORDAN THE TIBER AND THE GANGES
89
FEMINISM AND JEWISHCHRISTIAN DIALOGUE
137
IN SEARCH OF JUSTICE
149
MEDIATORS 0F LIBERATION
162
TOWARD A LIBERATION THEOLOGY 0F RELIGIONS
178
THE CASE FOR PLURALISM
203
CONTRIBUTORS
219
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John Hick is Danforth Professor Emeritus of Religion at Claremont Graduate School. His many books include 'Problems of Religious Pluralism', 'God Has Many Names', and 'The Myth of God Incarnate'. Paul F. Knitter is Professor Emeritus of Theology at Xavier University, Cincinnati. He is also the author of 'No Other Name? A Critical Survey of Christian Attitudes Toward the World Religions'.

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