Book List on Christian Approaches to Religious Pluralism

Christian Theory of Inter Faith Dialogue and Encounter

Gavin D’Costa, Paul Knitter, Daniel Strange   Only One Way: Three Christian Responses on the Uniqueness of Christ in a Religiously Plural World (SCM 2011)  A summary of three very different positions on inter faith engagement: Excusivist, Inclusivist and Pluralist

Alan Race Making Sense of Religious Pluralism (SPCK 2013) A short booklet justifying the pluralist model

Paul F. Knitter, John Hick (Ed) The Myth of Christian Uniqueness: Towards a Pluralistic Theology of Religions (Orbis1987)  A classic consideration of a key Question at the heart of Christian theology of inter faith engagement

Gavin D’Costa (ed) Christian Uniqueness Reconsidered:The Myth of a Pluralistic Theology of Religions (Orbis 1998)  A response to the above edited by a scholar who tends towards the inclusivist camp.

Gavin D’Costa  Christianity and World Religions: Disputed Questions in the Theology of Religions: An Introduction to the Theology of Religion (Wiley-Blackwell 2009)

Paul Hedges Controversies in Interreligious Dialogue and the Theology of Religions (SCM 2010)  An important academic book which looks critically at models of theological engagement with other faiths from a Christian perspective.  Has a lot in it about power relations within these models.

Jacques Dupuis SJ Toward a Christian Theology of Religious Pluralism (Orbis 1997,2001)  A very important work which reflects the life work of a Roman Catholic scholar looking at the possibility of salvation in faiths outside Chrisitanity

Ida Glasser The Bible and Other Faiths: What does the Lord Require of Us (Langham 2012; 1st published 2005) An Evangelical approach to the Question

DW Baker (ed) Biblical Faith And Other Religions: An Evangelical Assessment (2004) The summary of an American Evangelical conference on the issue

Gerald R. McDermott and Harold A. Netland A Trinitarian Theology of Religions: An Evangelical Proposal  (2014) A recent American contribution from two well known Evangelical scholars

David J Bosch Transforming Mission: Paradigm Shifts in Theology of Mission (Orbis 2008) A groundsetting and seminal study of Christian models of mission over the centuries

Mike King Postsecularism: The Hidden Challenge to Extremism (James Clarke & Co Ltd 2009)  A book which looks at the possibility of “spirituality” outside institutional religions and within the “secular” world

Practicality of Inter Faith Encounter  and Dialogue

Linda Woodhead and Rebecca Catto Religion and Change in Modern Britain  (Routledge 2012)

Andrew Wingate Celebrating Difference, Staying Faithful (DLT 2005)

Malcolm Torry and Sarah Thorley Together and Different: Christians engaging with people of other faiths (Canterbury Press 2008)