Religious Pluralism and the Modern World: An Ongoing Engagement with John Hick

Hardcover | January 15, 2012

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A fascinating collection of essays by leading scholars in the field engage with the idea of religious pluralism mooted by John Hick to offer incisive insights on religious pluralism and related themes and to address practical aspects such as interreligious spirituality and worship in a multi-faith context.

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A fascinating collection of essays by leading scholars in the field engage with the idea of religious pluralism mooted by John Hick to offer incisive insights on religious pluralism and related themes and to address practical aspects such as interreligious spirituality and worship in a multi-faith context.

SHARADA SUGIRTHARAJAH is Senior Lecturer in Hindu Studies in the School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion, University of Birmingham, UK. Focusing particularly on the issue of representation of Hinduism in colonial and postcolonial discourses, her research interests also include religious pluralism and interreligious relations, wome...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.67 × 5.67 × 0.92 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Notes on Contributors
Introduction: Religious Pluralism: Some Issues; S.Sugirtharajah
PART I: RELIGIOUS PLURALISM AND GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES
Religious Pluralism and the Need for an Interreligious Theology; P.Schmidt-Leukel
Which is it? Religious Pluralism or Global Theology?; M.McCord Adams
Virtuous Comparativists are Practicing Pluralists; P.Knitter
Pluralism Revisited; K.Ward
Faith Triumphant? The Problem of a Theology of Supersession; J.Lipner
PART II: RELIGIOUS PLURALISM AND PRACTICAL CONCERNS
The Value of the Symbolic Jesus for Christian Involvement in Interfaith Dialogue; A.Race
Interreligious Prayer between Christians and Muslims; G.D'Costa
Interfaith Spirituality or Interspirituality? A New Phenomenon in a Postmodern World; U.King
The Mahatma and the Philosopher: Mohandas Gandhi and John Hick and their Search for Truth; S.Sugirtharajah
PART III: THEOLOGICAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL ORIENTATIONS
John Hick: Theologian or Philosopher of Religion?; C.Gillis
Humane Spirit - Towards a Liberal theology of Resistance and Respect; G.Newlands
Mediating Relativism and Absolutism in Tillich's and Hick's Theories of Religious Truth; M.A.Stenger
John Hick's Pan(en)theistic Monism; Y.Nagasawa
Faith, Evidence, and Evidentialism; S.T.Davis
Keeping Hick from Hell: Answering the Isolationist Objection to Hick's Universalism; T.Musgrove
Suffering as Transformative: Some Reflections on Depression and Free Will; A.P.Scrutton
PART IV: JOHN HICK'S WRITINGS AND THEIR IMPACT
The Revival of Philosophy of Religion and the contribution of John Hick to this; P.Badham
John Hick and Chinese Religious Studies; Z.Wang
John Hick's Religious Interpretation of Religion: An Unexplored Resource for Religious Educators; G.Teece
Index