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Pluralism

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/9780199774029.003.0006
Pluralism

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The main focus in this chapter is on the claim that a number of religions do equally well in terms of truth, though there is also some attention to pluralism about salvation, or salvific pluralism, which is roughly the view that a number of religious traditions provide equally viable means to salvation. Topics discussed include pluralism that is limited to a particular area of inquiry, such as a “religious ultimate” or a “supreme religious reality”; various interpretations of Hick's pluralistic hypothesis; various objections to Hick; and some additional forms of religious pluralism.

Keywords: pluralism; pluralism about salvation; salvific pluralism; religious ultimate; Hick's pluralistic hypothesis; religious pluralism; John Hick

Chapter.  14633 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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