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Uniqueness of Christianity
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[German Version]

I. Systematic Theology

Christianity’s “uniqueness” can mean different things: the superiority of Christianity to other worldviews or its uniqueness in the sense of exclusive validity. It can also have various referents – Christianity itself, the church, doctrine (truth), salvation, revelation, or Jesus Christ. A claim to uniqueness is incompatible with ideas of the essential equality of relativity of all religions. Superiority admits the possibility of recognizing …

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Vroom, Hendrik M., “Uniqueness of Christianity”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 May 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_00095>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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