Kärkkäinen’s acclaimed five-volume constructive theology abridged in one accessible volume
Providing a new and unique way of doing theology in our pluralistic world, Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen presents historic Christian doctrines in relation to the natural sciences and four other living faiths—Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism. This textbook covers all systematic topics along with a host of current issues such as violence, colonialism, inclusivity, sociopolitical liberation, environmental care, and more.
Accessible and student-friendly, Christian Theology in the Pluralistic World is the ideal text for exploring a theological vision at once rooted in the Christian tradition and constructive in its engagement with the complexities of our global, pluralistic world.
Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen is professor of systematic theology at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California, and docent of ecumenics at the University of Helsinki, Finland. His other books include the five volumes of his ambitious constructive-theology project: Christ and Reconciliation, Creation and Humanity, Trinity and Revelation, Spirit and Salvation, and Hope and Community.
Interpretation “A master work. It is well-researched, wide-ranging, and comprehensive.”
Religious Studies Review “A useful and essential volume, appropriate for upper- level undergraduate and graduate students.”
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