In Four Views on Salvation in a Pluralistic World, four perspectives are presented by a major advocate of each:
Normative Pluralism: all ethical religions lead to God (John Hick)
Inclusivism: salvation is universally available, but is established by and leads to Christ (Clark Pinnock)
Salvation in Christ: agnosticism regarding those who havent heard the gospel (Alister McGrath)
Salvation in Christ alone: (R. Douglas Geivett and W. Gary Phillips)
This book allows each contributor to not only present the case for his view, but also to respond to the critiques of the other contributors and to critique their views in turn.
The Counterpoints series provides a forum for comparison and critique of different views on issues important to Christians. Counterpoints books address two categories: Church Life and Exploring Theology. Complete your library with other books in the Counterpoints series.
I've learned a lot, and the only way I think I could do better is if I were enrolled in Seminary.
Coming from a conservative evangelical background it was interesting and informative to have a concise overview on the other schools of thought all in one volume.
The editors open with an introduction that profiles the contributors to the book, as well as discuses their respective views.
Some of these reviews annoy me so much I feel compelled to write one.
This book is a superb achievement - to get the leading credible academic representatives of the... Read more
I read this book as research for a paper on religious pluralism, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Alister McGrath is one of my favorite authors and theologians, and I thoroughly enjoyed... Read morePublished on December 17, 2011 by Pastor Clayton
A great range of concepts and vocabulary is thrown around. A bit technical, but I found it intellectually and spiritually inspiring. Read morePublished on November 28, 2009 by Emory D. Dively
If faith in Jesus Christ is the only way to salvation, what about those who never heard the Gospel message through no fault of their own? Read morePublished on January 18, 2009 by Ashtar Command
If you are interested in the different ways Christian's view salvation from an orthodox perspective, this is a good one. I think Hick's contribution should have been left out. Read morePublished on December 31, 2008 by Mark A. Chenoweth
Is Jesus the only way to God?
What happens to sincere people of other faiths?
What about those who never hear the gospel? Read more
This book is part of the Zondervan Counterpoint Series which I would highly recommend. For the lay person who has a full time job, the various views presented can get you up to... Read morePublished on May 30, 2008 by Robert Veale
This will be brief. Overall I am pleased with the Counterpoints series Zondervan has published, but like the publisher, these works are filtered through a fairly conservative lens. Read morePublished on December 19, 2006 by William E. Duffy
Four Views On Salvation in a Pluralistic World manages to accomplish what most counterpoint books do not. Read morePublished on January 16, 2006 by Roy Massie