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Religious Pluralism and the Some-Are-Equally-Right View
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology.
2009 (English)In: European Journal for Philosophy of Religion, ISSN 1689-8311, Vol. 1, no 2, 21-35 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this essay I identify and develop an alternative to pluralism which is overlooked in contemporary debate in philosophy of religion and in theology.  According to this view, some but not all of the great world religions are equally correct, that is to say, they are just as successful when it comes to tracking the truth and providing a path to salvation.  This alternative is not haunted by the same difficulty as pluralism, namely the problem of emptiness.  It is therefore more rational at least for many Muslims, but probably also for many Christians and Jews, to embrace it rather than to embrace pluralism.  Whether it is also to be preferred over exclusivism and inclusivism is a topic which I will not address in this essay.

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2009. Vol. 1, no 2, 21-35 p.
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John Hick, pluralism, inclusivism, exclusivism, tolerance, Islam, Christianity
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-110831OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-110831DiVA: diva2:278500
Available from: 2009-11-27 Created: 2009-11-26 Last updated: 2010-01-13Bibliographically approved

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