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An try and problem John Hick's thought of salvation which examines the biblical language of fantasy and metaphor. Hick continues that the Christian interpretation of salvation within which Christ is known because the particular and ultimate revelation of God is inaccurate.

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P. 197. Hick, 'On Conflicting Religious Truth Claims', 489. Hick, God Has Many Names, p. 21. Here secular ideologies do have a place (see pp. 21-2). Hick, God Has Many Names, p. 22. , pp. 116-36. , p. 117. , p. 122. , p. 124. , p. 41. 2 Epistemology I INTRODUCTION The epistemological foundation for John Hick's theology is critical to our inquiry into his thinking. This chapter attempts to provide a clear exposition of that epistemology. Hick does have if not unique then distinctive arguments for epistemological positions in regard to the validity of religious belief.

This made the issue of religious pluralism a personal as well as a theological one. ' 82 Hick became involved with the community of Birmingham beyond the Religious Pluralism 29 walls of the university. He engaged in community relations work which brought him into contact with a variety of people who were not native to England. The subsequent relationships and friendships that developed allowed him entry into a religiously diverse world. This contact was not without effect on his theological thinking.

3. John H. , The Making of the Modern Mind (New York: Columbia University Press, 1976) p. 205. Dawe, in Christ's Lordship and Religious Pluralism, p. 3. Burland Sizemore, 'Christian Faith in a Pluralistic World', Journal of Ecumenical Studies, 13, (1976) 413. See also Luke 10:16, John 3:5, Eph. 1:22-23, Eph. 4:4, and 1 Cor. 12:27. For a thorough overview of these positions see Alan Race, Christians and Religious Pluralism (Maryknoll: Orbis, 1982) pp. 10-37. Quoted in Race, Christians and Religious Pluralism, p.

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