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The Resource Monopoly on salvation? : a feminist approach to religious pluralism, by Jeannine Hill Fletcher, (electronic resource)

Monopoly on salvation? : a feminist approach to religious pluralism, by Jeannine Hill Fletcher, (electronic resource)

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Monopoly on salvation? : a feminist approach to religious pluralism
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Monopoly on salvation?
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a feminist approach to religious pluralism
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by Jeannine Hill Fletcher
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eng
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Hill Fletcher, Jeannine
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261.2
LC call number
BR127
LC item number
.F58 2005
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  • Christianity and other religions
  • Religious pluralism
  • Feminist theology
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In a world where religion often fuels ethnic and racial conflicts, and where passionate allegiance to rival creeds engenders violent antagonism among members of the same family, dwellers in the same neighborhood, citizens of the same country, no one can doubt the need to rethink the universalist claims of temple, church, and mosque. For the past few decades, Christian theology tended to regard religious difference as a "problem" to be overcome. More recently there has been an effort, however tentative, to view the different religious traditions as rich legacies to be shared by the entire human community. Monopoloy on Salvation? Re-examines missionary history to provide examples of how Christians have engaged across religious boundaries in the past--among them, Paul's letters, the Acts of Thomas, the colonial encounters of Christopher Columbus and Bartolome de las Casas, the missionary engagements of Francis Xavier, Roberto DeNobili, and Matteo Ricci, and modern missions in Africa and India. These representative accounts are seen not only through Christian eyes but also from a perspective of people of other faiths. All this provides the theoretical foundation for a Christian partnership in coequal religious dialogue. But practical resources, as the author shows, are necessary to effectively structure the conversation. A feminist analysis of human identity as multifaceted and intrinsically hybrid provides the insights for engaging across different religious visions without erasing distinctiveness. The culmination of the book is a theology modeled on the life, practice, and witness of Jesus of Nazareth that is open to the many patterns of diverse religions as gifts to humankind.>
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Monopoly on salvation? : a feminist approach to religious pluralism, by Jeannine Hill Fletcher, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [139]-150) and index
Contents
Theological resources -- Historical resources -- The impasse of sameness or difference -- We are all hybrid -- Living religious pluralism
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OCM1bookssj0000524262
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unknown
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9780826417237
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(pbk. : alk. paper)
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2005003261
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remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0000524262
Label
Monopoly on salvation? : a feminist approach to religious pluralism, by Jeannine Hill Fletcher, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [139]-150) and index
Contents
Theological resources -- Historical resources -- The impasse of sameness or difference -- We are all hybrid -- Living religious pluralism
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000524262
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780826417237
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005003261
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000524262

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