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Four Views on Salvation in a Pluralistic World (Counterpoints Series)

Stanley Gundry (Ed)John HickClark H PinnockAlister E McgrathR Douglas GelvetteW Gary Phillips
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Four Views on Salvation in a Pluralistic World (Counterpoints Series)

Stanley Gundry (Ed)John HickClark H PinnockAlister E McgrathR Douglas GelvetteW Gary Phillips
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Religious pluralism is the greatest challenge facing Christianity in today's Western culture. The belief that Christ is the only way to God is being challenged, and increasingly Christianity is seen as just one among many valid paths to God.

In Four Views on Salvation in a Pluralistic World, four perspectives are presented by their major proponents:

  • Normative Pluralism: All ethical religions lead to God (John Hick)
  • Inclusivism: Salvation is universally available, but is established by and leads to Christ (Clark Pinnock)
  • Salvation in Christ: Agnosticism regarding those who haven't heard the gospel (Alister McGrath)
  • Salvation in Christ Alone: Salvation depends on explicit personal faith in Jesus Christ alone (R. Douglas Geivett and W. Gary Phillips)

This book allows each contributor to not only present the case for his view, but also to critique and respond to the critiques of the other contributors.

The Counterpoints series provides a forum for comparison and critique of different views-both Christian and non-Christian-on important theological issues.



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Religious pluralism is the greatest challenge facing Christianity in today's Western culture. The belief that Christ is the only way to God is being challenged, and increasingly Christianity is seen as just one among many valid paths to God.

In Four Views on Salvation in a Pluralistic World, four perspectives are presented by their major proponents:

  • Normative Pluralism: All ethical religions lead to God (John Hick)
  • Inclusivism: Salvation is universally available, but is established by and leads to Christ (Clark Pinnock)
  • Salvation in Christ: Agnosticism regarding those who haven't heard the gospel (Alister McGrath)
  • Salvation in Christ Alone: Salvation depends on explicit personal faith in Jesus Christ alone (R. Douglas Geivett and W. Gary Phillips)

This book allows each contributor to not only present the case for his view, but also to critique and respond to the critiques of the other contributors.

The Counterpoints series provides a forum for comparison and critique of different views-both Christian and non-Christian-on important theological issues.


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Meet the Authors

Stanley Gundry (Ed)

Stanley N. Gundry is senior vice president and editor-in-chief of the book group at Zondervan. With more than thirty-five years of teaching, pastoring, and publishing experience, he is the author or coauthor of numerous books and a contributor to numerous periodicals.

John Hick

John Hick is a Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Research in Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom. He has taught philosophy of religion at Cornell University, Princeton Theological Seminary, and the Claremont Graduate University in California, as well as Cambridge and Birmingham Universities in the United Kingdom. He is the author of sixteen and editor of nine books, and his writings have been translated into sixteen languages. He gave the Gifford Lectures in 1986-87 and received the Grawemeyer Award for significant new thinking in religion in 1991.

Clark H Pinnock

Clark H. Pinnock (Ph.D., University of Manchester) is professor emeritus of systematic theology at McMaster Divinity College in Hamilton, Ontario, and has written or edited twenty books, including Most Moved Mover, More Than One Way, The Openness of God, Flame of Love: A Theology of the Holy Spirit and The Scripture Principle. He is one of the main proponents of the Open Theism and Free-will Theism movements.

Alister E Mcgrath

Scientist, and former atheist, turned internationally-regarded theologian and prolific author, Revd Professor Alister McGrath, (D.Phil (Oxon), earned D.D. (Oxon) has been appointed to the newly created Chair in Theology, Ministry and Education at King's College, London. Formerly he was Professor of Historical Theology, and Senior Research Fellow at Harris Manchester College, Oxford.

He is a world-renowned theologian, and is the author of numerous bestselling titles including The Christian Theology Reader; Theology; Christianity: An Introduction; A Brief History of Heaven, and Dawkins' God .

McGrath is an Evangelical on the cutting edge of the interface between Theology and Science, and Theology within post-modern culture as indicated by his most recent publications A Fine-Tuned Universe? Anthropic Phenomena and Natural Theology(2009),The Dawkins Delusion? Atheist Fundamentalism and the Denial of the Divine and The Open Secret: A New Vision for Natural Theology.
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R Douglas Gelvette

John Hick is Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Research in Arts and Social Sciences, University of Birmingham.ý

W Gary Phillips

John Hick is Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Research in Arts and Social Sciences, University of Birmingham.ý

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  • Catalogue Code 346000
  • Product Code 9780310872382
  • ISBN 0310872383
  • EAN 9780310872382
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category Salvation
  • Publisher Zondervan
  • Publication Date Sep 2010
  • Sales Rank #46018
  • DRM Adobe
  • Printable No

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