The Finality of Christ and the Religious Alternative

This article shows how the modern category of religion largely shapes the horizon of many contemporary theological appropriations of the finality of Christ, and how the influence of this category creates serious problems. Though affirming Christ’s finality often seems to pose theological difficultie...

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Published in:Theological studies
Main Author: Jacobs-Vandegeer, Christiaan
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: [2017]
In:Theological studies
Year: 2017, Volume: 78, Issue: 2, Pages: 348-368
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Religious philosophy / Pluralism / Christology
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
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Summary:This article shows how the modern category of religion largely shapes the horizon of many contemporary theological appropriations of the finality of Christ, and how the influence of this category creates serious problems. Though affirming Christ’s finality often seems to pose theological difficulties in religiously pluralistic contexts, I argue that it is not at all a matter of exclusion or denigration of other religions. Quite the opposite: the doctrine at heart expresses the Christian community’s hope for universal fellowship.
ISSN:2169-1304
Contains:Enthalten in: Theological studies
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1177/0040563917698557