In calling this book Salvations author S. Mark Heim moves the theology of religions project beyond taking sides on exclusivist and pluralist views. The crux of his argument is that it makes more sense to speak of salvation in the plural, to maintain that the ends of various religions are indeed varied and significantly constituted by the paths taken to reach them. At the same time, all paths – Christianity included – can and must make or require exclusive commitments on the part of those that hold them.
S. Mark Heim is professor of theology at Andover Newton Theological School and has done extensive studies of Indian religious movements and Asian Christianity. His articles have appeared in many journals, including The Journal of Ecumenical Studies, Modern Theology, Religious Studies, and The Christian Century.