What does faith mean? Can a loving God exist, despite the reality of evil and suffering in the world? In this widely discussed book, John Hick addresses these and other major issues posing challenges to contemporary religious belief.
As the world moves towards a new era of multiculturalism and religious pluralism, the relationship between Christians and the non-Christian majority of the human race becomes a matter of urgent importance. Here Professor Hick offers his much debated proposal for a Copernican revolution in our understanding of Christianity and the great world faiths revolving around the Christian revelation, to a Copernican theology in which the different world faiths are seen as responses to the one divine reality, God. The result is a controversial conception of Christianity and of the wider religious life of humanity.
Format: Softcover book, 201 pages.
Publisher: Oneworld, 1973; reprint 1993.
John Hick, winner of the 1991 Grawemeyer Award for the most significant new thinking in religion during the past five years, is a Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Research in the Humanities at Birmingham University, U.K. and Danforth Professor of the Philosophy of Religion, emeritus, at the Claremont Graduate School, California.
He is the author of many books on theology and the philosophy of religion, including An Interpretation of Religion; Faith and Knowledge; Problems of Religious Pluralism; Arguments for the Existence of God; and Three Faiths – One God: A Jewish, Christian, Muslim Encounter.