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The Catholic Church and the World Religions A Theological and Historical Account

by Gavin D'Costa, Stratford Caldecott, Martin Ganeri

The Catholic Church and the World Religions A Theological and Historical Account Synopsis

This title is an introduction to the World's major religions from a Catholic Perspective. There is no single standard textbook that outlines the official Roman Catholic theological position in relation to other religions which then explicates this orientation theologically and phenomenologically in relation to the four main religions of the world and the flowering of new religious movements in the west. The present project will cover this serious gap in the literature. After outlining the teaching of Vatican II and the magisterium since then (chapter one), each subsequent chapter will be divided equally between an exposition of the history and features of the religion or movement being studied; and a serious theological analysis of these features, showing how these religions do have elements in common, as well as how they differ in fundamental ways from Catholicism.

The Catholic Church and the World Religions A Theological and Historical Account Press Reviews

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Book Information

ISBN: 9780567466976
Publication date: 1st April 2011
Author: Gavin D'Costa, Stratford Caldecott, Martin Ganeri
Publisher: T.& T.Clark Ltd an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 240 pages
Categories: Interfaith relations,

About Gavin D'Costa, Stratford Caldecott, Martin Ganeri

Dr Gavin D'Costa is Professor of Catholic Theology, University of Bristol, England.

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