Christianity and World Religions: Disputed Questions in the Theology of Religions
Christianity and World Religions: Disputed Questions in the Theology of Religions  -     By: Gavin D'Costa
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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 248
Vendor: Wiley
Publication Date: 2009
ISBN: 1405176733
ISBN-13: 9781405176736

Publisher's Description

An engaging and accessible introduction to Christianity’srelationship with other world religions, addressing the questionsof why the reality, and vitality, of other religions has become achallenge, and showing how Christianity is equipped to deal withreligious plurality at both the doctrinal and social level.
  • Timely and accessible, this book tackles the question of whythe reality, and vitality, of other religions has become achallenge for Christianity
  • Makes a decisive contribution to debates about the clashbetween Islam and the West, arguing that the major threat toreligious freedoms come from secularism, and that Islam andChristianity both have the resources to develop a vibrant andpluralist public square; one informed by intellectual rigor anddebate
  • Considers the wider issue of how modernity has defined‘religion’, and provides a substantial critique ofsecular ways of controlling religions
  • Shows how Christianity is very well suited to deal withreligious plurality at the doctrinal and social level
  • Addresses the core issues and describes the various answersthat have been proposed in recent years – making it an idealintroduction to the field, and one which will stimulate ideas anddiscussions

Author Bio

Gavin D’Costa is Professor of Christian Theology at Bristol University. He also works with the Church of England and Roman Catholic Committees on Other Faiths, and the Pontifical Council for Other Faiths, Vatican City, advising these communities on theological issues. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including Theology and the Public Square (Wiley-Blackwell, 2005), Sexing the Trinity (2000), and The Meeting of Religions and the Trinity (2000).

Editorial Reviews

“All in all, D’Costa should be commended for writingan excellent book. This work is a wonderful contribution to theconversation regarding Christianity and non-Christian religions. Ihighly recommend it for all persons interested in the theology ofreligions, as well as any Christian looking for new ways tounderstand the possibility of salvation fornon-Christians.”  (The International Journal ofPublic Theology, 1 December 2012)

"I warmly encourage readers in each to take it up and read."(One in Christ, July 2010) "[D'Costa] finds convincingsubstantiation for his position in biblical, patristic, andmedieval Christian doctrine." (CHOICE, September 2009)"For ageneration which is reasserting its Catholic identity, this thesismay serve a valuable purpose, calming the anxieties of those who,admirable, have managed to maintain an interest in the salvation ofnon-Christians yet are as hard put to win converts as their morepluralist co-religionists." (The Way, January 2010)

"His gazetteer of these regions at the edge of theeschatological map is fascinating. The closing pages are asperceptive a meditation on what the dereliction of the cross canand cannot mean as we might expect to find in a first-rate bookdevoted entirely to that subject." (Chruch Times, December2009)

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