By Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen
Beginning with a attention of the biblical standpoint, Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen surveys the range of numerous solutions proposed by way of academics of the church down throughout the a long time. His stories comprise 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 historic part with an astute examine the unconventional 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 complete survey of significant confessional hobbies and theologians' evaluations 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 advent to the Theology of Religions is an integral advisor for somebody trying to clutch and paintings their approach throughout the complete variety of possible choices provided in solution to the query, what's the relation of Christianity to different religions?
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