A Question of Final Belief: John Hick’s Pluralistic Theory by Chester Gillis

By Chester Gillis

An try and problem John Hick's thought of salvation which examines the biblical language of delusion and metaphor. Hick keeps that the Christian interpretation of salvation during which Christ is known because the specific and ultimate revelation of God is inaccurate.

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Rahner states: Such a 'presence' of Jesus Christ throughout the whole history of salvation and in relation to all people cannot be denied or overlooked by Christians if they believe in Jesus Christ as the salvation of all people, and do not think that the salvation of non-Christians is brought about by God and his mercy independently of Jesus ChristY Rahner's theory emerges with the name 'Anonymous Christianity'. This theory contends that people are saved by Christ even if they are not aware that their salvation comes through Christ.

Cobb, Christ in a Pluralistic Age, p. 99. , p. 109. , p. 118. , p. 163. Ibid. , p. 183. , p. 187. See J. ), Rahner Reader (New York: Crossroad, 1975) Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6, and Karl Rahner, Foundations of Christian Faith (New York: Seabury, 1978) Chapters 1, 2, and 4. 40 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. SO. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 59. 60. 61. 62. 63. 64. 65. 66. 67. 68. 69. 70. 71. 72. 73. 74. 75. 76. A Question of Final Belief Rahner, Foundations of Christian Faith, p.

236. , p. 238. , p. 312. It seems that officials in the Roman Catholic Church have adopted Rahner's stance. The encyclical by John Paul II, Redemptor Hominis, states in part that 'every person without exception - has been redeemed by Christ' and that 'Christ is already united to every person without exception- even if the individual may not realize this fact'. Rahner, Foundations of Christian Faith, p. 316. Richard W. ), Inter-Religious Dialogue (Bangalore: Christian Institute for the Study of Religion and Society, 1967) p.

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