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A Protestant Theology of Religious Pluralism (Studies in the History of Religious and Political Pluralism)

Thompson, Livingstone A.

Published by Peter Lang
ISBN 10: 3039118757 / ISBN 13: 9783039118755
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Title: A Protestant Theology of Religious Pluralism...

Publisher: Peter Lang

Binding: Soft cover

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Series: Studies in the History of Religious and Political Pluralism. Num Pages: 395 pages, 1, 1 table. BIC Classification: HBLH; HRAF; HRAX; HRCJ; HRCM. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 152 x 225 x 27. Weight in Grams: 592. . 2009. 1st Edition. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9783039118755

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Synopsis: 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.

About the Author: 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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