By Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen
Beginning with a attention of the biblical standpoint, Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen surveys the range of various solutions proposed by way of lecturers of the church down throughout the a long time. His reports comprise the writings of Justin Martyr, Irenaeus and Clement of Alexandria, in addition to these of Augustine, Luther, Calvin, and a extensive collection 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 success conception of religions.
The bulk of Kärkkäinen's paintings offers a close and complete survey of significant confessional activities and theologians' critiques 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 quintessential consultant for an individual looking to snatch and paintings their means in the course of the complete variety of choices provided in resolution to the query, what's the relation of Christianity to different religions?
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