Challenging commonly held assumptions in the field of religious studies, the author argues that religious pluralism as a paradigm of religious belief is deeply flawed. This work focuses particularly on the foundations of John Hick's influential articulation of religious pluralism, and suggests its consonance with postmodernist criticism. The critique of pluralism is followed by a defense of Christian exclusivism, and its moral viability as a style of religious belief. The comprehensive reference bibliography records the major works in the study of religious pluralism.
About the Author:
BRAD STETSON serves as Director of the David Institute, a social research organization./e He holds a Ph.D. in religious studies and social ethics from the University of Southern California. He has taught at USC and Concordia University, and is coauthor of Challenging the Civil Rights Establishment: Profiles of a New Black Vanguard (Praeger, 1993).