The finality of Christ and the religious alternative

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Jacobs-Vandegeer, Christiaan 2017. The finality of Christ and the religious alternative. Theological Studies. 78 (2), pp. 348 - 368. https://doi.org/10.1177/0040563917698557
AuthorsJacobs-Vandegeer, Christiaan
Abstract

This article shows how the modern category of religion largely shapes the horizon of many contemporary theological appropriations of the finality of Christ, and how the influence of this category creates serious problems. Though affirming Christ’s finality often seems to pose theological difficulties in religiously pluralistic contexts, I argue that it is not at all a matter of exclusion or denigration of other religions. Quite the opposite: the doctrine at heart expresses the Christian community’s hope for universal fellowship.

Year2017
JournalTheological Studies
Journal citation78 (2), pp. 348 - 368
PublisherSAGE Publications Inc.
ISSN0040-5639
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/0040563917698557
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85019554186
Page range348 - 368
Research GroupSchool of Theology
Place of publicationUnited States
EditorsP. G. crowley
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