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Claiming Jesus as Savior in a Religiously Plural World

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Author(s): Gabriel Fackre

Journal: Journal for Christian Theological Research
ISSN 1087-1624

Volume: 8;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2003;
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ABSTRACT
Taking up the bold claim for the universal significance of christological particularity, this essay begins with a brief description of a range of contemporary perspectives on the relation of Jesus Christ to religious pluralism, using a ten-fold taxonomy rather than the popular but inadequate pluralism/inclusivism/exclusivism formula. Current perspectives are identified as: common core, common quest, common community, common pool, common range (all variations on a pluralist approach); anonymous particularity, revelatory particularity, imperial particularity, pluralist particularity and narrative particularity as types giving pride of place to Christian singularity. An exposition of the tenth perspective, a narrative account of the meaning of Christ as the Savior in a religiously plural world.
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