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Islam and Religious Pluralism

From the frying pan of the ‘Narrow-Minded, Dry, Holy Ones’ into the fire of Hick’s Religious Pluralism Some years ago, in Brampton Canada, my Muharram majalis provoked the question: Where will Mother Teresa go – Heaven or Hell? This was in reaction to my submission challenging the notion of religious pluralism, which seemed to have […]

  • Ayatullah Murtada Mutahhari
  • Islamic Publishing House
  • Canada
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    From the frying pan of the ‘Narrow-Minded, Dry, Holy Ones’ into the fire of Hick’s Religious Pluralism Some years ago, in Brampton Canada, my Muharram majalis provoked the question: Where will Mother Teresa go – Heaven or Hell? This was in reaction to my submission challenging the notion of religious pluralism, which seemed to have found favour amongst members of the congregation, who as a result of their intellectual discussions within academia, appeared to have concluded that ‘all roads lead to Rome’. My deliberations with a number of such academic members of our community revealed their unawareness that the original concept of religious pluralism was a subtle defence to the doctrine of salvation through Christ. Thereby, providing in Christianity, toleration for other religions. Essentially, the roots of religious pluralism lie in the development of political liberalism in eighteenth century Europe, which was reeling from the horrible tales of religious persecution. ...!  

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    • Ayatullah Murtada Mutahhari
    • Islamic Publishing House
    • Canada
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