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Exclusivism about Salvation

Robert McKim

in On Religious Diversity

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199774029
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199932610 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199774029.003.0004
Exclusivism about Salvation

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Exclusivism about salvation, or salvific exclusivism, is understood to combine two claims. First, only one's own tradition delivers salvation, and, second, only members of one's own tradition can achieve salvation. There is discussion of the relationship between the second of these claims and the requirement that certain beliefs must be held if salvation is to be achieved. A case against salvific exclusivism is provided. Proposals from J. A. DiNoia, William Rowe, Alan Race, and others are considered.

Keywords: exclusivism; salvific exclusivism; J. A. DiNoia; William Rowe; Alan Race

Chapter.  9615 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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