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Theology of Religions
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Theology of religions is a relatively new theological discipline that “attempts to account theologically for the meaning and value of other religions” (V.-M. Kärkkäinen 2003, 20). It studies the various religious traditions from the perspective of Christian faith and its foundational affirmation concerning Jesus Christ. Other terms have been suggested: “theologies of religions” (P. F. Knitter) or “theology of religious pluralism” …

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Mortensen, Viggo, “Theology of Religions”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 07 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_T.38>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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