By Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen
Beginning with a attention of the biblical point of view, Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen surveys the diversity of various solutions proposed via lecturers of the church down during the a while. His reports contain the writings of Justin Martyr, Irenaeus and Clement of Alexandria, in addition to these of Augustine, Luther, Calvin, and a extensive choice of later Protestant and Catholic thinkers. He completes the historic part with an astute examine the unconventional demanding situations of Enlightenment and classical liberalism and the emergence of the success conception of religions.
The bulk of Kärkkäinen's paintings offers an in depth and complete survey of significant confessional hobbies and theologians' reviews at the modern scene. Kärkkäinen offers succinct and trenchant descriptions of a large range 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 advent to the Theology of Religions is an vital consultant for somebody looking to seize and paintings their approach throughout the complete variety of choices provided in resolution to the query, what's the relation of Christianity to different religions?
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An Introduction to the Theology of Religions: Biblical, Historical & Contemporary Perspectives by Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen