Introducing Theologies of Religions

ISBN-10: 1570754195

ISBN-13: 9781570754197

Edition: 2002

Authors: Paul F. Knitter

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List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Orbis Books
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Introduction: Christianity and Other Religions: Problem and Promise
The Many Religions: A Newly Experienced Reality
Plurality: A Significant Fact of Religious and Cosmic Life
A Community of Communities?
Further Readings
Further Readings on Biblical/Patristic Foundations for a Theology of Religions
The Replacement Model "Only One True Religion"
Total Replacement
Fundamentalist/Evangelical Christians
Variety in the Same Family
How Many?
Total Replacement: No Value in Other Religions
Karl Barth: "Let God Be God--in Jesus Christ!"
"Religion Is Unbelief!"
Christianity as the True Religion
Taking the New Testament and Jesus Seriously
"One Way" Makes Sense
Further Readings
Partial Replacement
God Present in Other Religions? Yes and No
Revelation: Yes!
Salvation: No!
Christianity's Relationship with Other Religions
The World Council of Churches: Dialogue, Yes!--Theology, No!
Are the Other Believers "Lost"?
Further Readings
The Replacement Model: Insights and Questions
The Centrality of Scripture in Christian Life
The Reality of Evil and the Need for Help
Jesus as the One and Only
Beware of Religion
Sources for a Christian Theology of Religions?
Jesus the One-and-Only?
The Fulfillment Model "The One Fulfills the Many"
The Breakthrough at the Second Vatican Council
Looking Back: A Historical Review
A Theological Pioneer: Karl Rahner
Nature Is Graced
Religions Are "Ways of Salvation"
Anonymous Christians
Limits for the Church and for the Religions
Vatican II: A Milestone
"Precious Things Both Religious and Human"
Are "Rays of Truth" "Ways of Salvation"?
"Preparation for the Gospel"
Further Readings
Greater Openness and Dialogue
Three Steps Forward
A Necessary Balance
Expanding the Dialogue
A Turn to the Spirit: Gavin D'Costa
Beyond Fulfillment: Jacques Dupuis
Other Catholic Views
Uneasy Voices from Asia
Further Readings
The Fulfillment Model: Insights and Questions
Truth and Grace in the Religions
Dialogue Essential to Christian Life
Nonnegotiables in All Religions
Does the Fulfillment Model Really Allow Dialogue?
Does Commitment Require Certitude?
How Does Jesus Save?
The Mutuality Model "Many True Religions Called to Dialogue"
The Philosophical Bridge
Three Questions
Three Bridges
The Philosophical-Historical Bridge
A New Map of Religions
One Real, Many Cultural Expressions
Avoiding the Slippery Slopes of Relativism
What about Jesus?
Further Readings
The Mystical and the Prophetic Bridges
The Religious-Mystical Bridge
A Divine-Human-Cosmic Unity
One AND Many
Mutual Fecundation
What about Jesus?
The Ethical-Practical Bridge
By Their Fruits You Will Know Them
Common Problems=Common Ground
Talking after Acting Is Better Talking
Jesus the Liberator
The Uniqueness of Jesus Rediscovered
Further Readings
The Mutuality Model: Insights and Questions
The Need for New Answers
Jesus as Sacrament
A Spirit Christology
A Christology of Mutuality
Creeping Imperialism?
Creeping Relativism?
Is It Really Christian?
The Acceptance Model "Many True Religions: So Be It"
Making Peace with Radical Difference
The Context: Our Postmodern World
Postliberal Foundations
Religion: Words before Experience
No Common Ground
Dialogue: A Good Neighbor Policy
Apology for Apologetics
The Place of Christ
Further Readings
Real Differences Make for Real Dialogue
Many Religions, Many Salvations
Different Ends, Not Just Different Means
Differences of Religions Because of Differences in God
Many Salvations Make for Better Dialogue
The Place of Christ
Comparative Theology
A Moratorium on Theologies of Religion!
Understanding Oneself through Comparing with Others
How to Do It?
The Importance of Friendship
The Role of Jesus?
Further Readings
The Acceptance Model: Insights and Questions
We Are All Inclusivists
The Value of Differences
Dialogue Has the Right-of-Way to Theology
Is Language a Prism or a Prison?
Can Many Salvations Save Our World?
Many Absolutes=No Absolute?
Can Comparative Theology Be "Theology-Free"?
An Inconclusive Conclusion
The Need for Inter-Christian Dialogue
The Need for Interreligious Cooperation
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