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A critical and constructive defense of the salvific optimism of inclusivism

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dc.contributor.advisor Van Niekerk E, Prof en
dc.contributor.author Holtzen WC en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T11:54:27Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T11:54:27Z
dc.date.created 2001 en
dc.date.submitted 2005 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/141938
dc.description.abstract Questions regarding the fate of the unevangelised have been contemplated for centuries and now, in this post-Christian world, issues of the church's claim that Jesus is the unique Son of God have been added to this debate. Does God truly desire the salvation of all human beings? Is Jesus Christ the full and unequalled revelation of God? This work explores, through means of comparison and contrast, the theological positions of exclusivism, pluralism, and inclusivism. Particular attention is given to each school's history, biblical arguments, the theological arguments, and convictions concerning the purpose of missions, as well as an evaluation of each school's position. The author concludes that while exclusivism maintains a high Christology and pluralism a wide-ranging salvation, only inclusivism adequately harmonises these positions in a cogent manner. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Religion en
dc.subject Dogmatology en
dc.title A critical and constructive defense of the salvific optimism of inclusivism en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MTh en


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