As Christians become more engaged with the reality of religious pluralism, many find themselves torn between the desire to be faithful to the teachings of Jesus and to be open to possible truths found in other religions. This book offers a constructive way forward, showing how Christian theology can bring these two goals together.
"In the closing decades of the 20th century Christian theologians in the West became increasingly concerned with religious pluralism and the viability of truth claims. George Sumner's work tracks the debate and shows how the pace is unlikely to slacken in the course of the 21st century. He links the grammar of faith to the truth claims of religion and with communities of practice and mission.... Sumner returns to the sources of the tension with a fresh examination of truth claims as the basis of final primacy with a built-in openness to encounter. His book makes a cogent case against the view that truth claims are discontinuous with the demands of interfaith conversation."—Lamin Sanneh