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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 international Religions." The query of the relation of Christianity to different religions is each piece as suitable as and even perhaps extra pressing this present day than it used to be then.

Beginning with a attention of the biblical viewpoint, Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen surveys the range of numerous solutions proposed through lecturers of the church down during the a while. His studies contain the writings of Justin Martyr, Irenaeus and Clement of Alexandria, in addition to these of Augustine, Luther, Calvin, and a extensive number of later Protestant and Catholic thinkers. He completes the ancient part with an astute examine the novel demanding situations of Enlightenment and classical liberalism and the emergence of the achievement thought of religions.

The bulk of Kärkkäinen's paintings offers a close and accomplished survey of significant confessional routine and theologians' reviews at the modern scene. Kärkkäinen offers 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 critical consultant for a person trying to seize and paintings their manner throughout the complete diversity of possible choices provided in resolution to the query, what's the relation of Christianity to different religions?

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