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On Religious Diversity

Robert McKim

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199774029
eISBN:
9780199932610
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199774029.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book explores some responses to religious diversity, with particular attention to attitudes that a member of a religious tradition might take to the beliefs and salvific prospects of outsiders. ... More


 The Pluralistic Imperative: Christian Perspectives

Jane Idleman Smith

in Muslims, Christians, and the Challenge of Interfaith Dialogue

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195307313
eISBN:
9780199867875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307313.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Americans generally understand pluralism to be a descriptive term for the multiplicity of religions and cultures in their country. This chapter and the next, however, are concerned with another kind ... More


Joseph Smith and Nineteenth-Century Mormon Mappings of Asian Religions

Reid L. Neilson

in Joseph Smith, Jr.: Reappraisals After Two Centuries

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195369786
eISBN:
9780199871292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369786.003.014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter turns to the subject of what Joseph Smith himself had to say about Mormonism's relationship to other religions, and ways of accommodating religious pluralism. It further traces the ... More


Inclusivism about Truth

Robert McKim

in On Religious Diversity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199774029
eISBN:
9780199932610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199774029.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Various interpretations of inclusivism about truth are considered. The salient considerations include the judgment that others may be right about beliefs we do not hold and being open to learning ... More


Conclusion: Local Christians Face America's New Religious Diversity

Paul D. Numrich

in The Faith Next Door: American Christians and Their New Religious Neighbors

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195386219
eISBN:
9780199866731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386219.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter sorts out the great variety of Christian perspectives in a multireligious America: Does a typology emerge from the case studies of this book that can offer a fresh way of looking at the ... More


Absorption and Embrace: Worlds of Discourse in Lindbeck and Frei

Jason A. Springs

in Toward a Generous Orthodoxy: Prospects for Hans Frei's Postliberal Theology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195395044
eISBN:
9780199866243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395044.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Chapter 3 further complicates the alignment of Frei's theology with the work of his colleague and friend George Lindbeck. This argument explicitly takes up questions of theology's relationship to ... More


Heaven and Its Inhabitants

Jerry L. Walls

in Heaven: The Logic of Eternal Joy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195113020
eISBN:
9780199834815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195113020.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The basic question addressed here is that of who will be in heaven; this is discussed mainly with respect to the issue of whether the adherents of other (world) religions will be saved. The three ... More


Inclusivism about Salvation

Robert McKim

in On Religious Diversity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199774029
eISBN:
9780199932610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199774029.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Various versions of inclusivism about salvation, or salvific inclusivism, are considered. All versions propose that religious outsiders, which is to say outsiders to one's religious tradition, may ... More


Individual Good and Deliberative Conflict through the Time of Plato

Nicholas White

in Individual and Conflict in Greek Ethics

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250593
eISBN:
9780191598661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250592.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Before Plato there are ample cases in which Greek poets, philosophers, and politicians recognize the possibility that individual and social good can conflict. Nor does Plato think that a full ... More


The Paradoxical Role of Coercion in the Theory of Political Liberalism

Nicholas Wolterstorff and Terence Cuneo

in Understanding Liberal Democracy: Essays in Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199558957
eISBN:
9780191744808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558957.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

What is the proper role, in a liberal democracy, of religious reasons for and against proposed laws or abolition of laws? The various positions taken on the issue have come to be classified as ... More


On Responding to Other Religious Traditions: Introduction

Robert McKim

in On Religious Diversity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199774029
eISBN:
9780199932610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199774029.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter introduces the basic facts of religious diversity and provides a sketch of the main options that will be considered in the book, namely, exclusivism, inclusivism, and pluralism. It also ... More


The Modern Scene: Rashīd Riḍā and Beyond

Mohammad Hassan Khalil

in Islam and the Fate of Others: The Salvation Question

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199796663
eISBN:
9780199933082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796663.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Rashid Rida (d. 1935) was, in effect, the spokesperson for the modern Salafi movement. On the topic of salvation, Rida builds on the writings of his predecessors, and submits that God will deliver ... More


Postcolonial Interpretation: Unequal Terms: A Postcolonial Approach to Isaiah 61

Mark G. Brett

in Biblical Interpretation and Method: Essays in Honour of John Barton

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199645534
eISBN:
9780191755842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645534.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religious Studies

Isaiah 61 raises complex questions about the post-exilic envisioning of land rights and the prophetic discourse of justice. Here we find a proclamation of ‘liberty’ for ‘the poor’, which appropriates ... More


Conclusion

Mun’im Sirry

in Scriptural Polemics: The Qur'an and Other Religions

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199359363
eISBN:
9780199359387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199359363.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The conclusion chapter discusses the limits of reformist Muslim approaches to Qur’ān polemics against other religions. The diversity of their views is further analyzed as providing a theoretical ... More


Salvation and Persons Outside the Faith

Michael L. Peterson

in C. S. Lewis and the Christian Worldview

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190201111
eISBN:
9780190065409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190201111.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Theology

Besides the problem of suffering and evil, and the problem of scientism, Lewis knew that the problem of religious diversity is another seemingly negative factor in the formulation of a coherent ... More


From Sexual Difference to Religious Difference: Feminist Theological Approaches to Religious Difference

Jerusha Tanner Lamptey

in Never Wholly Other: A Muslima Theology of Religious Pluralism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199362783
eISBN:
9780199362806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199362783.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam, Religion and Society

This chapter provides an overview of feminist contributions to theology of religions, including those of Ruether, Suchocki, Plaskow, McCarthy, King, Gross, Hill Fletcher, Kwok, and McGarvey. It aims ... More


Soteriological Agnosticism and the Future of Catholic Theology of Interreligious Dialogue

Catherine Cornille

in The Past, Present, and Future of Theologies of Interreligious Dialogue

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198792345
eISBN:
9780191834356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198792345.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter proposes a shift in theology of religions from soteriological to epistemological questions. It argues that the question of the salvific efficacy of other religions is in principle ... More


Historicizing the Elephant in the Room

Russell T. McCutcheon

in Irreverence and the Sacred: Critical Studies in the History of Religions

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190911966
eISBN:
9780190911997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190911966.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

This chapter retraces the genealogy of the well-known parable of the “blind men and the elephants,” which is often cited by scholars who want to champion religious pluralism or inclusivism. While ... More


The Food of the Damned

David M. Freidenreich

in Between Heaven and Hell: Islam, Salvation, and the Fate of Others

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199945399
eISBN:
9780199980796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945399.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Islam

In chapter 11, David M. Freidenreich argues that medieval Muslim legal and theological discussions concerning non-Muslims—even in those cases where scholars promote an inclusivist vision—typically ... More


Introduction: Paramahansa Yogananda, the Father of Yoga in the West

David J. Neumann

in Finding God through Yoga: Paramahansa Yogananda and Modern American Religion in a Global Age

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648637
eISBN:
9781469648651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648637.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This book explores Paramahansa Yogananda’s ministry as an Indian, an American, and the founder of a global religious organization. As a figure often associated with the origins of yoga in the United ... More


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