Jesus and the Other Names: Christian Mission and Global Responsibility

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"What are Christians to make of their mission in an pluralistic world?" asks Paul F. Knitter, author of the landmark work in interfaith dialogue No Other Name? As a recognized scholar and participant in interfaith dialogue, Knitter is in a unique position to explore the key concept of what Christian mission must entail in a world that will remain a world of many religious faiths for the foreseeable future. From the first chapter of Jesus and the Other Names, which recounts his own theological and dialogical odyssey, Knitter constructs what he
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Overview

"What are Christians to make of their mission in an pluralistic world?" asks Paul F. Knitter, author of the landmark work in interfaith dialogue No Other Name? As a recognized scholar and participant in interfaith dialogue, Knitter is in a unique position to explore the key concept of what Christian mission must entail in a world that will remain a world of many religious faiths for the foreseeable future. From the first chapter of Jesus and the Other Names, which recounts his own theological and dialogical odyssey, Knitter constructs what he calls a "correlational, globally-responsible theology of religions" as a necessary correction to traditional pluralist and exclusivist approaches. By anticipating and addressing his critics - both conservative and liberal - Knitter makes a powerful argument for a reconstruction of mission faithful to the Christian imperative and dynamically attuned to the plurality of the world. Jesus and the Other Names will give pause to those who believe Christian mission can be carried on as it was in the modern era. Sure to inspire debate as well as dialogue it offers a more humble, but perhaps more "Christic," postmodern approach to mission in the new millennium that has little to do with earthly glory and nothing to do with the sense of cultural superiority that has so often - and often so tragicallyaccompanied modern missionary movements. Theologians, missiologists, Christian historians, can all benefit from its thoughtful and timely message.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781570750533
  • Publisher: Orbis Books
  • Publication date: 3/28/1996
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 6.05 (w) x 9.27 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
1 My Dialogical Odyssey: An Autobiographical Introduction 1
2 Addressing the Other Names: A Correlational, Globally Responsible Theology of Religions 23
3 It Isn't Christian: The Critics Speak 46
4 Uniqueness Revised: A Correlational, Globally Responsible Christology 61
5 Uniqueness Reaffirmed: How Jesus Is Unique 84
6 Mission Revised: A Correlational, Globally Responsible Church 102
A Roman Catholic Inter-Mission: Dialoguing with Vatican Views of Mission 125
7 Mission Reaffirmed: Mission as Dialogue 136
Afterword 165
Notes 167
Works Cited 179
Index 189
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