Kärkkäinen’s acclaimed five-volume constructive theology abridged in one accessible volume.
Providing a new and unique way of doing theology in our pluralistic world, Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen presents historic Christian doctrines in relation to the natural sciences and four other living faiths—Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism. This textbook covers all systematic topics along with a host of current issues such as violence, colonialism, inclusivity, sociopolitical liberation, environmental care, and more.
Accessible and student-friendly, Christian Theology in the Pluralistic World is the ideal text for exploring a theological vision at once rooted in the Christian tradition and constructive in its engagement with the complexities of our global, pluralistic world.
Kärkkäinen’s masterful introduction to theology is ecumenical, interdisciplinary, and interreligious. But one senses on every page a yearning to be faithful to the church’s Scripture and shared tradition. Open this book and feast on the many years of research and reflection from one of the most important theologians of our time.
—Frank D. Macchia, Vanguard Unive
Only a theologian of Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen’s erudition and pastoral sensitivity can perform this scholarly tour de force. An extremely prolific author, Kärkkäinen distills all the fruits of his immense learning and exact scholarship into this comprehensive volume of systematic theology. Religious pluralism is a theological minefield, and a wise and experienced guide is needed. From this book both beginning theology students and advanced scholars can learn how to reexamine all the loci theologici from the perspective of religious pluralism. The fact that the book is written in a highly accessible and clear style makes it a perfect choice as a textbook.
—Peter Phan, Georgetown University
With Christian Theology in the Pluralistic World, theologian Kärkkäinen delivers the first truly global, comprehensive, contemporary, and evangelical-ecumenical systematic theology. This Christian vision is based on the biblical revelation, is in dialogue with other faith traditions, and takes into account the rest of human knowledge as discovered in the sciences. It is all brought together in a magisterial but eminently readable constructive theological summary.
—Roger E. Olson, Baylor University
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Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen is professor of systematic theology at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California, and docent of ecumenics at the University of Helsinki, Finland. His other books include Christian Theology in the Pluralistic World and the five volumes of his ambitious constructive-theology project: Christ and Reconciliation, Trinity and Revelation, Creation and Humanity, Spirit and Salvation, and Hope and Community.