© 2001

Dialogues in the Philosophy of Religion

  • Authors

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction: Climbing the Foothills of Understanding – An Intellectual Autobiography

  3. In Dialogue with Contemporary Philosophers

  4. In Dialogue with Evangelicals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. John Hick
      Pages 115-145
  5. In Dialogue with Catholics

  6. In Dialogue with Theologians

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. John Hick
      Pages 195-201
    3. John Hick
      Pages 202-212
    4. John Hick
      Pages 213-214

About this book


This is a collection of John Hick's essays on the understanding of the world's religions as different human responses to the same ultimate transcendent reality. He is in dialogue with contemporary philosophers (some of whom contribute new responses); with Evangelicals; with the Vatican and other both Catholic and Protestant theologians. The book is alive with current argument for all those interested in contemporary philosophy of religion and theology.


catholics Christianity philosophy of religion pluralism religion theology world religions

About the authors

WILLIAM ALSTON formerly President, Central Division of the American Philosophical Association ALVIN PLANTINGA Vice-President, American Philosophical Association PETER VAN INWAGEN Director, The Centre for Philosophy and Religion, University of Notre Dame GEORGE MAVRODES Professor Emeritus, Philosophy Department, University of Michigan CLARK PINNOCK Professor of Theology, McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, Ontario CARDINAL RATZINGER PAUL KNITTER Professor of Theology, Xavier University, Cincinnati

Bibliographic information


'What this book offers is a lived philosophy...[It] should (and I would go so far as to say must) become required reading for students in the philosophy of religion.' - Religion and Theology

'This is an excellent book that I shall be using with my students and would recommend to all concerned with questions of religious pluralism, especially Christian responses to the world religions.' - Gavin D'Costa, Arsdisputandi

'This readable collection of papers provides an enlightening exposition of John Hick's latest thought and of his theological pilgrimage to it.' - Theology