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dc.contributor.authorPratt, Douglas
dc.date.accessioned2008-05-22T02:38:59Z
dc.date.available2008-05-22T02:38:59Z
dc.date.issued2007-10
dc.identifier.citationPratt, D. (2007). Exclusivism and exclusivity: a contemporary theological challenge. Pacifica, 20, 291-306.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1030-570X
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/792
dc.description.abstractThe phenomenon of religious exclusivism increasingly confronts peoples of faith and goodwill who wish only for peaceful co-existence in equality and freedom with their religious neighbour. But there is more than one variety of religious exclusivism. This study will show that there are at least three variants of religious exclusivism, namely open, closed and extreme. Further, inasmuch as exclusivism indicates a positing of religious identity over against any “other”, then it will be argued that the variant exclusivisms themselves reflect a continuum of ideological and theological stance that is taken toward the concept of variety as represented by the religious “other” per se. This ranges through antithetical acknowledge-ment, enactive ignorance, and the intentional invalidation of variety. It is the issue of the invalidation of otherness which, I contend, constitutes the severe theological problem of religious exclusivism in extremis. It is here, in the modality of religious fundamentalism and extremism that theological ideology impinges most dramatically upon the public domain. Might it be possible to speak of a proper religious exclusivity without falling necessarily into the pit of exclusivist extremism? In addressing this question I shall briefly examine the views of Alvin Plantinga, Gavin D’Costa, and the declaration Nostra Aetate of Vatican II.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherPacifica Theological Studies Associationen_NZ
dc.rightsThis is an author’s version postprint of an article published in the journal Pacifica.en_US
dc.subjectreligionen_US
dc.subjecttheologyen_US
dc.subjectexclusivismen_US
dc.titleExclusivism and exclusivity: a contemporary theological challengeen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.relation.isPartOfPacificaen_NZ
pubs.begin-page291en_NZ
pubs.elements-id32805
pubs.end-page306en_NZ
pubs.issue3en_NZ
pubs.volume20en_NZ


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