By Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen

ISBN-10: 083082572X

ISBN-13: 9780830825721

Early within the 19th century Ernst Troeltsch, the good German liberal philosopher, released the influential essay "The position of Christianity one of the global Religions." The query of the relation of Christianity to different religions is every piece as proper as and even perhaps extra pressing this present day than it used to be then.

Beginning with a attention of the biblical point of view, Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen surveys the range of numerous solutions proposed by way of lecturers of the church down during the a while. His experiences contain the writings of Justin Martyr, Irenaeus and Clement of Alexandria, in addition to these of Augustine, Luther, Calvin, and a wide choice of later Protestant and Catholic thinkers. He completes the old part with an astute examine the unconventional demanding situations of Enlightenment and classical liberalism and the emergence of the success concept of religions.

The bulk of Kärkkäinen's paintings presents an in depth and accomplished survey of significant confessional hobbies and theologians' evaluations at the modern scene. Kärkkäinen presents succinct and trenchant descriptions of a large variety of theologians, together with Karl Barth, Hendrik Kraemer, Paul Althaus, Karl Rahner, Hans Küng, Jacques Dupuis, Gavin D'Costa, Paul Tillich, Wolfhart Pannenberg, Lesslie Newbigin and M. M. Thomas, in addition to Sir Norman Anderson, Clark Pinnock, Amos Yong, John Hick, Stanley Samartha, Raimundo Panikkar, Paul Knitter, Millard Erickson, Harold Netland and Vinoth Ramachandra.

An creation to the Theology of Religions is an integral consultant for an individual trying to grab and paintings their approach in the course of the complete diversity of choices provided in solution to the query, what's the relation of Christianity to different religions?

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