Offers new insights on Christian relations with the followers of other religious traditions.
Jacques Dupuis begins this scholarly and balanced work with an historical review of Western Christian teachings on other religious ways from the New Testament through the historic breakthrough of Nostrae Aetate at Vatican Council II. He then reviews the critical issues of uniqueness of Christ and Christian proposals to account for the mediation of salvation in other religious ways, while discussing the relationship between the Reign of God, the Church, and the religions. Dupuis also explores the nature and role of dialogue in a pluralistic society, and lends sage reflections on interreligious prayer.
Jacques Dupuis, S.J., (1923-2004) taught theology at the Gregorian University in Rome and at the Vidyajyoti College of Theology in Delhi, India. His other books include Toward a Christian Theology of Religious Pluralism and Who Do You Say I Am?