Christianity and Religious Plurality: Historical and Global Perspectives

Christianity and Religious Plurality: Historical and Global Perspectives

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ISBN-13: 9781498282659
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 10/11/2016
Pages: 326
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Wilbert R. Shenk, Senior Professor of Mission History and Contemporary Culture, Fuller School of Intercultural Studies, Pasadena, California. Among his publications are Changing Frontiers of Mission and Enlarging the Story: Perspectives on Writing World Christian History.

Richard J. Plantinga, Professor of Religion, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Among his publications is Christianity and Plurality.

Table of Contents

Contributors vii

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction Wilbert R. Shenk 1

Part 1 Biblical and Patristics Perspectives

Chapter 1 "Yhwh Our God Yhwh One": Religious Plurality and the Old Testament John Goldingay 9

Chapter 2 Scripture in the Context of Religious Plurality: Aspects of the Patristic Witness and Their Analogies in Contemporary Africa Kwame Bediako 31

Part 2 The Consequences of Christendom Before 1800

Chapter 3 Christians, Social Location, and Religious Plurality Wilbert R. Shenk 49

Chapter 4 Diversity and the Challenge of Difference: Historical Perspective on the Muslim World and Western Impact Lamin Sanneh 71

Chapter 5 Religious Plurality in South Africa: Some Historical Perspectives Gerald J. Pillay 103

Chapter 6 Religious Plurality in East Asia before 1800: The Encounter between Christianity and Asian Religions Peter C. Phan 118

Part 3 Contemporary and Global Perspectives

Chapter 7 Religious Plurality and the Christian Mission in the People's Republic of China Kim-Kwong Chan Daniel H. Bays 159

Chapter 8 Christianity in Interaction with the Primal Religions of the World: A Historical and Global Perspective Gillian Mary Bediako 181

Chapter 9 At the Crossroads; Contemporary Indonesian Christianity amid Primal Religions Martin L. Sinaga 208

Chapter 10 Muslim Responses to Plurality in the Last 100 Years J. Dudley Woodberry 219

Chapter 11 Hinduism in the Twentieth Century Paul Cornelius 240

Chapter 11 Keeping Faith: Immigration, Religion, and the Unmaking of a Global Culture Jehu J. Handles 257

Chapter 13 The Future of Pluralisms-and Why They Likely Will Fail Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen 284

Chapter 14 Afterword: Looking Back with an Eye to the Conversational Future Richard J. Plantinga 310

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