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Jesus & Non-Christian Religions: Interreligious Dialogue After Vatican II and the Universal Significance of Jesus

May 24, 2012

The official position of the Catholic Church on salvation which was most strongly articulated at the Second Vatican Council argues that Jesus died for the sins of humanity and not just for Christians. According to this Catholic theological position, salvation is not only possible outside the church but it is also part of God’s plan for the world which is uniquely fulfilled through the incarnation of Jesus Christ. In this book, Kieran Okoro explores the importance of universal salvation in the Catholic tradition and the significance of Jesus Christ for non-Christians. Okoro engages the difficult questions of missionary work, evangelism, and Christian apologetics and then argues that salvation is not only possible but necessary for all humankind. This is a significant contribution to the study of Catholic teachings on salvation and interreligious dialogue.

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