Jesus Christ and Religious Diversity
Until the modern era, Christians largely took it for granted that Christianity is the one true religion for all humankind. By the late twentieth century, however, there were growing numbers of those identifying themselves as Christians who called for a radical pluralism in which Christianity is just one among many possible ways of responding to the divine. Harold Netland challenges the idea that all the major religions are more or less equally true and presents a Christian alternative to the challenge of religious diversity.
Harold A. Netland is Professor of Philosophy of Religion and Intercultural Studies and the Director of the PhD/Intercultural Studies program at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where he has taught since 1993. Prior to coming to Trinity, he was a missionary in Japan for nine years with the Evangelical Free Church of America and taught for four years at Tokyo Christian University. He earned his PhD in philosophy from Claremont Graduate School. His publications include Dissonant Voices: Religious Pluralism & the Question of Truth (Regent College, 1999); Encountering Religious Pluralism: The Challenge to Christian Faith and Mission (IVP Academic, 2001); and Can Only One Religion Be True? Paul Knitter and Harold Netland in Dialogue (Fortress, 2013).