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Ecumenism Some Christians  have argued that religious pluralism is an invalid or self-contradictory concept based upon passages of the Bible such as: Maximal forms of religious pluralism claim that all religions are equally true, or that one religion can be true for some and another for others.
Some Christians hold this idea to be logically impossible from the Principle of contradiction. I do not deny for a moment that the truth of God has reached others through other channels - indeed, I hope and pray that it has.
So while I have a special attachment to one mediator, I have respect for them all. Roman CatholicsOrthodox Christians, Episcopalians and most Protestant Christian denominations still maintain this belief.
Furthermore, the Catholic Church makes the claim that is the one and only true Church founded by Jesus Christbut the Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox Churches also make this claim in respect to themselves.
Church unity for these groups, as in the past, is something very visible and tangible, and schism was just as serious an offense as heresy. Following the Great Schism, Roman Catholicism sees and recognizes the Orthodox Sacraments as valid but illicit and without canonical jurisdiction.
Eastern Orthodoxy does not have the concept of "validity" when applied to Sacraments, but it considers the form of Roman Catholic Sacraments to be acceptable, and there is some recognition of Catholic sacraments among some, but not all, Orthodox.
Both generally mutually regard each other as " heterodox " and " schismatic ", while continuing to recognize each other as Christian, at least secundum quid. Modern Christian views[ edit ] Some other Protestants hold that only believers who believe in certain fundamental doctrines know the true pathway to salvation.
The core of this doctrine is that Jesus Christ was a perfect man, is the Son of God and that he died and rose again for the wrongdoing of those who will accept the gift of salvation. They continue to believe in "one" church, believing in fundamental issues there is unity and non-fundamental issues there is liberty.
Hinduism and other religions Hinduism is naturally pluralistic. A well-known Rig Vedic hymn says: Hinduism emphasizes that everyone actually worships the same God, whether one knows it or not.
Many foreign deities become assimilated into Hinduism, and some Hindus may sometimes offer prayers to Jesus along with their traditional forms of God. The neutrality of this section is disputed.
Relevant discussion may be found on the talk page. Please do not remove this message until conditions to do so are met. March Main article: Islam and other religions Religious pluralism is a controversial subject in Islam. The primary sources that guide Islam, namely Quran and Hadithsoffer contradictory positions on religious pluralism.
The acceptability of religious pluralism within Islam remains a topic of active debate.
Although it seems like a debate today in Islamic world against the favor of the topic, one of the most important building blocks of Islam, the Quran, has some parts mentioning and recognizing the cultural pluralism which might be examplified in the verse: And He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise Giving a really effective emphasis on diversity in the eyes of the creator, the Allah in Islam, the verse "If God had so willed, He would have made you one community There are as many paths to God as there are human breaths.
These verses have been interpreted to imply pluralism in religions. Let the people of the Gospel judge by what Allah hath revealed therein. If any do fail to judge by the light of what Allah hath revealed, they are no better than those who rebel.
To thee We sent the Scripture in truth, confirming the scripture that came before it, and guarding it in safety: To each among you have we prescribed a law and an open way.
If Allah had so willed, He would have made you a single people, but His plan is to test you in what He hath given you: The goal of you all is to Allah; it is He that will show you the truth of the matters in which ye dispute; And this He commands: Judge thou between them by what Allah hath revealed, and follow not their vain desires, but beware of them lest they beguile thee from any of that teaching which Allah hath sent down to thee.
And truly most men are rebellious. Recite what is sent of the Book by inspiration to thee, and establish regular Prayer:THE BOISI CENTER PAPERS ON RELIGION IN THE UNITED STATES Religious Pluralism in the Foreign observers of American religion often note discussion of religious pluralism in the United States.
Finally, viewing the United States as a. Christian Mission in the Religious Pluralistic Context of India Philosophical Pluralism and Religious Pluralism.  The essential to the existence of these pluralisms is toleration of religious pluralism, which is the crux, encompassing all the concepts of the rest.
Three Aspects of Christian Mission in India. Religious pluralism is a belief that one can overcome religious differences between different religions and conflicts within the same religion.
For most religious traditions religious pluralism is based on non literal view of one's religious traditions allowing for respect to be followed between different traditions on core principals rather than on marginal issues.
Religious Pluralism In India. the Christian right wing religious group Operation Save America entered the Senate floor and began to heckle Rajan Zed, the Hindu priest, perpetuating that Hinduism is an “abomination”, as Hindus do not worship “The lord Jesus Christ”. Give an account of religious pluralism in India.
(b) Write a note on: Linguistic diversity. OR Factors Of continuaty and change. Marks 5 P.T.o„ - Il Q. No -Give a brief account of Backward Classes Movement in India.
(b) Write short note on. Three approaches to solve tribal problems. Role of Caste in Politics Marks: Sikka, who has written extensively on the teaching of religion in India, said it was ironic that “a conference purportedly on religious pluralism has been cancelled because some of the papers.