PhilRel - notes - day20-hick-pluralism

PhilRel - notes - day20-hick-pluralism - Hick's religious...

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Works his way out of exclusivist Christianity. Salvation shouldn’t depend on a mere accident of  birth. But he’s still a person of faith. The only way to put these things together: All the “great” religions of the world are in some way  “true” – all get the job done. http://www.johnhick.org.uk/ Hick’s religious pluralism 
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John Hick's  pluralism An historical thesis: “the pressure of the divine Spirit  upon the human spirit” in different times and places.  (510) At their core all the major religions promote  love and  compassion –  and are equally good at “saint  production”. Hick concludes that the similarities are deeper and  more important than the differences.
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Where does God fit into the picture? God  is one of many ways of viewing the Ultimate Reality, and  worshiping God is one of many ways of relating oneself to  Ultimate Reality. Ultimate Reality as it is “in itself” vs. the various “phenomena” 
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2008 for the course PHIL 1600 taught by Professor Wesleymorriston during the Fall '07 term at Colorado.

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