In Four Views on Salvation in a Pluralistic World, four perspectives are presented by their major proponents:Normative Pluralism: All ethical religions lead to God (John Hick)Inclusivism: Salvation is universally available, but is established by and leads to Christ (Clark Pinnock)Salvation in Christ: Agnosticism regarding those who haven't heard the gospel (Alister McGrath)Salvation in Christ Alone: Salvation depends on explicit personal faith in Jesus Christ alone (R. Douglas Geivett and W. Gary Phillips)
This book allows each contributor to not only present the case for his view, but also to critique and respond to the critiques of the other contributors.
The Counterpoints series provides a forum for comparison and critique of different views—both Christian and non-Christian—on important theological issues.
Praise for previous volumes of The Christian Story -- A Pastoral Systematics
"The Christian Story should be a welcome relief to those who are weary of rationalistic theology. . . . The people who will welcome it are intuitive thinkers who up to now have not had a theology written for them."
-- Robert Webber "Gabriel Fackre is a good theologian and an excellent storyteller at the same time. His narrative interpretation of basic Christian doctrine is a fascinating adventure in Christian doctrine and Christian life."
-- Jürgen Moltmann "A penetrating and illuminating study . . . by a respected ecumenical theologian. While pioneering and innovative, this work nevertheless stands in unmistakable continuity with the basic insights of the Reformation and the apostolic tradition."
-- Donald Bloesch
Life's Ultimate Questions is unique among introductory philosophy textbooks. By synthesizing three distinct approaches—topical, historical, and worldview/conceptual systems—it affords students a breadth and depth of perspective previously unavailable in standard introductory texts.
Part One, Six Conceptual Systems, explores the philosophies of: naturalism, Plato, Aristotle, Plotinus, Augustine, and Aquinas.
Part Two, Important Problems in Philosophy, sheds light on: The Law of Noncontradiction, Possible Words, Epistemology I: Whatever Happened to Truth?, Epistemology II: A Tale of Two Systems, Epistemology III: Reformed Epistemology, God I: The Existence of God, God II: The Nature of God, Metaphysics: Some Questions About Indeterminism, Ethics I: The Downward Path, Ethics II: The Upward Path, Human Nature: The Mind-Body Problem and Survival After Death.
With Niebuhr s enduring legacy again rising to prominence in political and religious circles, Fackre has reworked his standard account of this iconic visionary realist for a new generation. In this revised and updated third edition, Fackre crystallizes key themes in Niebuhr s writings, addresses and debunks Tall Tales that have sprung up around Niebuhr s legacy, and applies Niebuhr s thinking to twenty-first-century theological and cultural issues.