By Chester Gillis

ISBN-10: 134919641X

ISBN-13: 9781349196418

ISBN-10: 1349196436

ISBN-13: 9781349196432

An try and problem John Hick's idea of salvation which examines the biblical language of fable and metaphor. Hick continues that the Christian interpretation of salvation within which Christ is known because the unique and ultimate revelation of God is inaccurate.

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If one approaches the dialogue with the attitude that one already possesses all of the answers, there is no need to dialogue, only an urge to correct or instruct the other. 10. ' 68 Swidler describes three areas in which interreligious dialogue operates: the practical, the cognitive, and the spiritual. In the first phase of the dialogue partners 'un- 24 A Question of Final Belief learn' misinformation about each other's beliefs, practices, and traditions. In the second phase, the partners discern values in the tradition of the other that may be helpful to them.

114 It is obvious that we have emerged from the valley and entered the plain. The plain is wide and broad, and we have several options. We could regroup our company of pilgrims and return to the relative security and absolute isolation of the valley from which we A Question of Final Belief 38 emerged. We could shake hands with the others, get a closer look, then depart as friends. Or we could stop in the middle of the plain with them to discuss the journey, theirs and ours, so that we could discern if indeed we are on the same journey of faith, if we are moving towards the same God who beckons us from valley to plain, perhaps towards a new mountain where together we will be able to see the route ahead.

4:4, and 1 Cor. 12:27. For a thorough overview of these positions see Alan Race, Christians and Religious Pluralism (Maryknoll: Orbis, 1982) pp. 10-37. Quoted in Race, Christians and Religious Pluralism, p. 10. Also see Jerome Theisen's penetrating study of the axiom 'extra ecclesiam nulla salus': The Ultimate Church and the Promise of Salvation (Collegeville: St. John's University Press, 1976). Religious Pluralism 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31.

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