On Thursday I will be giving a presentation on recent trends in the theology of religions at the College of the Transfiguration. The college is hosting a weeklong “refreshment in ministry” program for clergy in the province. I was asked to give a presentation and decided to do something on the theology of religion, which is the topic of a course I regularly taught when I was in the States.
The challenge is how to pare down an entire semester’s course into an hour-long presentation. I decided to offer brief remarks on the following approaches:
- Karl Barth: “Religion is Unbelief”
- Revelation Yes, Salvation No: Gerald McDermott’s Evangelical Approach
- Karl Rahner: “Anonymous Christians”
- John Hick and Pluralism
- Radical Diversity
- Comparative Theology
I’m quite interested in how folks in South Africa will respond to these diverse approaches to the issues and themes in the theology of religions.
I expect to learn a lot!