Keeping the Pluralist Hypothesis Alive in the Era of Interfaith Relations, A Response by Abraham Vélez de Cea to Aimee Light

This article suggests that we live in the era of interfaith relations, where the pluralist hypothesis still provides the best possible foundation for interreligious dialogue and comparative theology. The article proposes a new formulation of the pluralist hypothesis that does not ignore postmodern insights and is not necessarily committed to the epistemological and ontological assumptions of John Hick’s pluralism. The article clarifies common misconceptions about pluralism and contends that it is primarily about rejecting religiocentric claims and upholding one’s own convictions with intellectual humility, i.e., without claiming that one’s own faith is the center of the universe of faiths.

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