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Religious Pluralism and Truth: Essays on Cross-Cultural Philosophy of Religion (SUNY Series in Religious Studies)

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  • ISBN-13: 9780791421246
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/1994
  • Series: SUNY Series in Religious Studies
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 284
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction: Cross-Cultural Philosophy of Religion
Thomas Dean

Part I. Religious Pluralism and Cross-Cultural Truth

1. The Philosophy of Worldviews, or the Philosophy of Religion Transformed
Ninian Smart

2. Philosophical Pluralism and the Plurality of Religions
Raimundo Panikkar

3. Religious Pluralism and the Future of Religions
Harold Coward

Part II. Criteria of Cross-Cultural Truth in Religion

4. Truth, Criteria and Dialogue Between Religions
Ninian Smart

5. Doctrinal Schemes, Metaphysics and Propositional Truth
William J. Wainwright

6. Religious Pluralism and Cross-Cultural Criteria of Religious Truth
Mary Ann Stenger

Part III. Models of Cross-Cultural Truth in Religion

7. The Logic of Oppositions of Religious Doctrines
William A. Christian, Sr.

8. The Doctrines of a Religious Community about Other Religions
Joseph A. DiNoia

9. The Logic of Interreligious Dialogue
Norbert M. Samuelson

10. Gadamer's Hermeneutics as a Model for Cross-Cultural Understanding and Truth in Religion
Mary Ann Stenger

Part IV. Hermeneutics of Cross-Cultural Truth in Religion

11. Rethinking the Doctrine of Double-Truth: Ambiguity, Relativity and Universality
Conrad Hyers

12. Mystical Experience as a Bridge for Cross-Cultural Philosophy of Religion: A Critique
John Y. Fenton

13. Structures of Ultimate Transformation and the Hermeneutics o fCross-cultural Philosophy of Religion
Frderick J. Streng

14. The Hermeneutics of Comparative Ontology and Comparative Theology
Ashok K. Gangadean

Notes

Contributors

Index

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