Edited by two of the most prominent names in interfaith dialogue, this is an introduction to the complex relationships between Christianity and the other world faiths. Featuring essays from some of the key thinkers in the Christian faith. It covers both Catholic and Protestant approaches, and features all the rival points of view, including the uncompromising absolutism of Karl Barth and Pope John Paul II, the more ecumenical approaches of Karl Rahner and Hans Kung, and the religious pluralism of Wilfred Cantwell Smith and John Hick, among others.
John Hick, a world renowned theologian and philosopher of religion, is the author of numerous books, many of which have become classics in their field. He is currently a Fellow of the Insitute for Advanced Research in Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Birmingham. Educated at Edinburgh and Oxford, he delivered the Gifford Lectures in 1986-7 and received the Grawemeyr Award for significant new thinking in religion in 1991.