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Nicholas Ibeawuchi Mbogu
Christology and Religious Pluralism
A Review of John Hick's Theocentric Model of Christology and the Emergence of African Inculturation Christologies
Reihe: Beiträge zur Missionswissenschaft / Interkulturellen Theologie
Bd. 22, 2006, 456 S., 39.90 EUR, 39.90 CHF, br., ISBN 3-8258-9942-X
"There is no such thing as religion but religions; there is no such thing as theology or Christology but contextual theologies and Christologies." Christian absolutism, which gave foundation to John Hick's theocentrism finds itself on the opposite side, maintaining one religion, one God, one Christ, one Church and as such one way to salvation. Contrary though, reality is more than the Aristotelian-monarchical structure of Western philosophy and theology. Reality is not only one but many at the same time. They are in trans-communal relation with one another. Intercultural or inculturation theologies present a model for dialogue between religions and cultures, between the West and the rest of humanity. African Inculturation Christology present itself as model of the 21st century theology and emphasises the dignity of difference.