Original Research - Special Collecion: Missiology and the church in Africa

The search for interreligious convivance, ongoing challenge and charge

J D Gort
Verbum et Ecclesia | Vol 29, No 3 | a30 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v29i3.30 | © 2008 J D Gort | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 21 May 2008 | Published: 17 November 2008

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This essay deals with the relationship between Christianity and other religions. Part one looks briefly at the matter of religion itself. Part two provides a condensed historical survey of the attitude of Christianity toward the world outside itself: the approach of the church to other religions changed from initial appreciation through a long phase of rejection to an increasingly affirmative posture in recent times. This shift is explained by a number of causal factors that gave rise to new understandings regarding God


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