Can Only One Religion Be True?: Paul Knitter and Harold Netland in Dialogue

Can Only One Religion Be True?: Paul Knitter and Harold Netland in Dialogue

by Robert Stewart


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This volume highlights points of agreement and disagreement on the subject of religious pluralism. The dialogue partners in the discussion are Paul F. Knitter, Paul Tillich Professor Emeritus of Theology, World Religions, and Culture At Union Theological Seminary in New York, and Harold A. Netland, professor of Mission and Evangelism and director of Intercultural Studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois.

A transcript of the March 2009 Point-Counterpoint event between Knitter and Netland allows the reader to see how each presents his position in light of the others, as well as their responses to selected audience questions. The balance of the volume is comprised of substantive essays on various facets of the question of religious pluralism from a diverse set of scholars. The Greer Heard Point-Counterpoint series takes pride in presenting a fair and balanced case for both sides of complex issues, and in providing the tools for students and scholars to form their own conclusions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800699284
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 02/01/2013
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Robert B. Stewart is associate professor of philosophy and theology at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, where he holds the Greer-Heard Chair of Faith and Culture and directs the annual Greer-Heard Point-Counterpoint Forum. He is the editor of The Resurrection of Jesus: John Dominic Crossan and N.T. Wright in Dialogue (Fortress, 2006), Intelligent Design: William A. Dembski and Michael Ruse in Dialogue (Fortress, 2007), The Future of Atheism: Alister McGrath and Daniel Dennett in Dialogue (Fortress, 2008), The Reliability of the New Testament: Bart D. Ehrman and Daniel B. Wallace in Dialogue (Fortress, 2007), Can Only One Religion Be True?: Paul Knitter and Harold Netland in Dialogue (Fortress, 2013), The Message of Jesus: John Dominic Crossan and Ben Witherington III in Dialogue (Fortress, 2013).

Table of Contents

Contributors ix

Preface xv

Acknowledgments xvii

Can Only One Religion Be True? Considering This Question Robert B. Stewart 1

1 Can Only One Religion Be True?: A Dialogue Paul F. Knitter Harold A. Netland 17

2 Theologies of Religious Diversity: Toward a Catholic and catholic Assessment Terrence W. Tilley 55

3 No Other Name: The Gospel and True Religions S. Mark Heim 79

4 General Revelation, Inclusivism, Pluralism, and Postmodernism Millard J. Erickson 91

5 Is Christianity the Only True Religion, or One among Others? John Hick 105

6 John Hick's Monotheistic Shadow Paul Rhodes Eddy 117

7 Why the World Is Not Religiously Ambiguous: A Critique of Religious Pluralism Paul Copan 139

8 Has Normative Religious Pluralism a Rationale? Keith E. Yandell 163

9 Religious Diversity and the Futility of Neutrality R. Douglas Geivett 181

10 Can the Jews Be the Chosen People of God? Nancy Fuchs Kreimer 203

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