Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Four Views on Salvation in a Pluralistic World” as Want to Read:
Four Views on Salvation in a Pluralistic World
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Four Views on Salvation in a Pluralistic World (Counterpoints)

by
3.55  ·  Rating Details  ·  93 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Religious pluralism is the greatest challenge facing Christianity in today's Western culture. The belief that Christ is the only way to God is being challenged and, increasingly, Christianity is seen as just one among many valid paths to God. In Four Views on Salvation in a Pluralistic World, four perspectives are presented by their major proponents.
Paperback, 288 pages
Published August 6th 1996 by Zondervan (first published October 1995)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Four Views on Salvation in a Pluralistic World, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Four Views on Salvation in a Pluralistic World

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 233)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Sean
Aug 08, 2011 Sean rated it liked it
Shelves: in-my-office
First I'll give you what the book says about itself, then a quick synopsis from my reading:

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)

Inclusivisim: salvation is universally available, but is established by and leads to Christ (Clark Pinnock)

Salvation in Christ: agnosticism regarding those who haven't heard the gospel (Alister McGrath)

Salvation in Christ Alone: (R.
...more
Sarah
Sep 22, 2014 Sarah rated it liked it
Theologically thick! But good to be exposed to so many views and opinions.
Bill Bradford
Feb 09, 2013 Bill Bradford rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: theology
The book has a good format. Each contributor presents his view, the others respond, and then the contributor replies to the responses.

It presents a good introduction to four viewpoints on Christian salvation. I don't think anyone will change their mind as a result of reading, but the contributors did a good job, and you will find yourself intrigued. I personally found Hick's arguments to be weak (numerous places) and was a bit surprised that I agreed with McGrath more than the others.
G Walker
Jun 04, 2013 G Walker rated it did not like it
Read this one in conjunction with IVP's Three Views on What About Those Who Hvve Never heard. Neither volume was especially helpful... good provocative questions... lots of liberal nonsense with reactionary fundamentalistic wagon circling... Would have liked to see a better selection of authors, and a more genuine dialogue and wrestling through the issues that just axe grinding.
Clayton Tinervin
May 19, 2012 Clayton Tinervin rated it really liked it
One of the best of the counterpoints series in my opinion. Three thinkers that I respect from three very different points of view are presented in this book: McGrath, Pinnock and Hick. I am with McGrath on this subject, but I found all the chapters very helpful. Great read!
Adam Shaeffer
Oct 09, 2010 Adam Shaeffer rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this far more than I expected. And I was surprised to find that I actually engaged with each of the four views, rather than just glossing over the words.
Don
May 17, 2007 Don rated it it was amazing
Talbot Course: Systematic Theology 3- Christ, Salvation & the Holy Spirit

Any of the perspectives book are worth a read!
E
E marked it as to-read
Jul 11, 2016
Ignoble Berean
Ignoble Berean rated it liked it
Jul 08, 2016
E. Anderson
E. Anderson marked it as to-read
Jul 07, 2016
Zachary
Zachary marked it as to-read
Jun 30, 2016
Patrick B
Patrick B rated it really liked it
Jun 30, 2016
Tjong Meilinda
Tjong Meilinda marked it as to-read
Jun 21, 2016
Ryan Johnson
Ryan Johnson rated it liked it
Jun 05, 2016
Jenny Knox
Jenny Knox marked it as to-read
May 22, 2016
Risansandyyahoo.Com
Risansandyyahoo.Com rated it really liked it
May 19, 2016
Rawoyo Abdurrouf
Rawoyo Abdurrouf marked it as to-read
May 17, 2016
Jorge
Jorge marked it as to-read
May 13, 2016
Brent Crass
Brent Crass rated it liked it
Apr 28, 2016
James
James added it
Apr 22, 2016
Judy Pezza
Judy Pezza marked it as to-read
Apr 19, 2016
Marijke J Groat
Marijke J Groat rated it liked it
Apr 18, 2016
Del Herman
Del Herman marked it as to-read
Apr 14, 2016
Jill
Jill rated it liked it
May 30, 2016
David de Bruyn
David de Bruyn rated it liked it
Apr 08, 2016
Matthew McCleary
Matthew McCleary rated it liked it
Mar 27, 2016
Chet Duke
Chet Duke marked it as to-read
Mar 16, 2016
Emma Hanlin
Emma Hanlin marked it as to-read
Feb 28, 2016
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Five Views on Law and Gospel
  • Predestination & Free Will: Four Views of Divine Sovereignty and Human Freedom
  • Three Views on the Millennium and Beyond
  • Four Views on the Book of Revelation
  • Divine Foreknowledge: Four Views
  • Four Views on Hell
  • Arminian Theology: Myths and Realities
  • Understanding Four Views on Baptism (Counterpoints: Church Life)
  • Show Them No Mercy: 4 Views on God and Canaanite Genocide
  • Faith Alone: The Evangelical Doctrine of Justification
  • Trinitarian Controversy
  • Three Views on the Rapture: Pre; Mid; or Post-Tribulation
  • The Meaning of the Millennium: Four Views
  • Two Views on Women in Ministry
  • Are Miraculous Gifts for Today?: Four Views (Counterpoints Series)
  • The Cross and Salvation: The Doctrine of Salvation
  • A Little Exercise for Young Theologians
  • Credo: Historical and Theological Guide to Creeds and Confessions of Faith in the Christian Tradition

Other Books in the Series

Counterpoints (1 - 10 of 35 books)
  • Four Views on the Role of Works at the Final Judgment
  • Five Views on Apologetics
  • Five Views on Biblical Inerrancy
  • Five Views on Sanctification (Counterpoints: Bible and Theology)
  • Five Views on Law and Gospel
  • Four Views on Hell
  • Four Views on Divine Providence
  • Understanding Four Views on Baptism (Counterpoints: Church Life)
  • Four Views on Eternal Security
  • Four Views on the Spectrum of Evangelicalism

Share This Book



No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »