By Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen
Beginning with a attention of the biblical viewpoint, Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen surveys the diversity of various solutions proposed via lecturers of the church down in the course of the a long time. His reports contain the writings of Justin Martyr, Irenaeus and Clement of Alexandria, in addition to these of Augustine, Luther, Calvin, and a large number of later Protestant and Catholic thinkers. He completes the historic part with an astute examine the novel demanding situations of Enlightenment and classical liberalism and the emergence of the success idea of religions.
The bulk of Kärkkäinen's paintings offers an in depth and complete survey of significant confessional hobbies and theologians' evaluations at the modern scene. Kärkkäinen presents 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 vital advisor for somebody trying to grab and paintings their means during the complete variety of choices provided in solution to the query, what's the relation of Christianity to different religions?
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