AutoreKaruvelil George
TitoloReligious pluralists: what are they upto?
RivistaJournal of Dharma
Campo TematicoInterreligiositą
Parole Chiave
Abstract In this article the author looks into the modern "theology" of religions. It is divided into three parts. The first is a brief description of the pluralists' journey from the advocacy of a "Copernican revolution" in theology to the acknowledgment that pluralism is not first order theology. The second part questions as to why this acknowledgement has not led them to repudiate their earlier claim to its theological status. The answer is traced to the very definition of theology as "faith seeking understanding." This hides the perennial love-hate relationship between philosophy and theology in general and more specifically it blurs the important distinction between first order theological discourse and second order faith-inspired philosophical discourse. The third part shows that the tension gets lost in contemporary fundamental theology and theology of religions. The conclusion is that though the pluralists failed in their attempted task, their concern needs to be taken forward.