Four Views on Salvation in a Pluralistic World
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Four Views on Salvation in a Pluralistic World (Counterpoints)

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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)
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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
Justin Mooney
I've read several books now in Zondervan's Counterpoints series (as well as a couple IVP "four views" books that are basically the same thing), and I am glad that Four Views on Salvation in a Pluralistic World is included in this series. It is a good book (overall) on a very current and difficult issue.

One of the best features of this book (as with all of the Counterpoints books) is the structure that allows multiple authors to engage in dialogue with each other. Each author contributes an essa...more
Theologically thick! But good to be exposed to so many views and opinions.
Bill Bradford
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
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
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 B.
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.
Talbot Course: Systematic Theology 3- Christ, Salvation & the Holy Spirit

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