Religious Pluralism and Society

Religious Pluralism & Society    (Developments in Christian Thought 5a)

  1. Give two positives of living in a pluralistic society.
  2. Give two negatives of living in a pluralistic society.
  3. What does the term interfaith dialogue mean?
  4. What was Hans Kung’s view on the importance of Interfaith Dialogue?
  5. What is the name of the Church of England document, which outlines four strands of Interfaith Dialogue?
  6. What are the four strands of Interfaith Dialogue?
  7. Why do you think interest in Interfaith Dialogue has increased?
  8. What is Redemptoris Missio?
  9. What are the two key themes to this document?
  10. Who is Paul Eddy? What did he argue?
  11. What is meant by the term Scriptural Reasoning?
  12. Give two positives of Scriptural Reasoning
  13. Give two negatives of Scriptural Reasoning
  14. What were the main causes of the Oldham Riots?
  15. Why might people argue that interfaith dialogue will always be limited in what it can achieve?
  16. What quote from the Gospel of Matthew could you use to say that Christians have a duty to try and convert others?
  17. What would an exclusivist view be on converting others? What quote from the Gospel of John could you use to demonstrate this?
  18. What would an inclusivist view be on converting others?
  19. Why might some argue that trying to convert others is inappropriate?
  20. What view would a pluralist hold on conversion?
  21. What are the issues when trying to convert someone who has a faith or someone who has no faith? Which might be easier?
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