By Chester Gillis
An try and problem John Hick's thought of salvation which examines the biblical language of fantasy and metaphor. Hick keeps that the Christian interpretation of salvation during which Christ is known because the particular and ultimate revelation of God is wrong.
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Yet the religious encounter is not a mere theological reflection. Theologies - in the widest sense of that word - have a given basis. They are efforts at intelligibility of a given religious tradition and generally within that tradition itself (fides quaerens intellectum). But here we do not have such a belief or such a basis. There is neither a common given nor an accepted basis, revelation, event, or even tradition. Both the very subject matter and the method are to be determined in the encounter itself.
For this reason the religious encounter cannot be exclusively a meeting 26 A Question of Final Belief of official representatives of organized religions who simply defend their own positions. The encounter must permit new thinking and new doctrines. This can lead to further encounters between ecclesiastical representatives. 8. It is a Religious Encounter in Faith, Hope and Love Panikkar employs traditional Christian language for these criteria. The first, faith, is more than dogmatic formulations, it is 'an attitude which reaches an understanding even when words and concepts differ'.
95. 96. 97. 98. 99. 100. 101. 102. 103. 104. 105. 106. 107. 108. 109. 110. 111. 112. 113. 114. A Question of Final Belief religions. See Ninian Smart, 'Truth and Religions', in J. ), Truth and Dialogue (London: Sheldon Press, 1974) pp. 45-8. John Hick, 'The Outcome: Dialogue into Truth', in Truth and Dialogue, p. 140. , p. 146. There seems to be some confusion, if not contradiction, in Hick's position regarding the nature of truth and truth claims. The personal-existential criteria could contradict the objective-metaphysical criteria for truth.
A Question of Final Belief: John Hick’s Pluralistic Theory of Salvation by Chester Gillis