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Oneself as the Saved Other? The Ethics and Soteriology of Difference in Two Muslim Thinkers

Sajjad H. Rizvi

in Between Heaven and Hell

Published in print January 2013 | ISBN: 9780199945399
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199980796 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945399.003.0008
Oneself as the Saved Other? The Ethics and Soteriology of Difference in Two Muslim Thinkers

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In chapter 8, Sajjad Rizvi seeks to reconceptualize a pluralistic theology that is meaningful and philosophically sound. To this end, he turns to the writings of two prominent contemporary Iranian thinkers, Mohammad Mojtahed Shabestari and Abdolkarim Soroush. Although Rizvi is ultimately unsatisfied with aspects of Shabestari and Soroush’s handling of the multiplicity of truth claims, he finds that by placing them in dialogue with the French philosopher Paul Ricoeur (d. 2005) he is able to establish a starting point for future discourse.

Keywords: Islam; Muslim; Salvation; diversity (or: religious diversity); philosophy of religion; pluralism; exclusivism; Ricoeur; Soroush; Shabestari

Chapter.  9148 words. 

Subjects: Islam

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