Religious Studies



Pluralism, exclusivism, and the theoretical virtues


KEVIN MEEKER a1
a1 Department of Philosophy, HUMB 124, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL 36688

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Abstract

This paper argues that John Hick's commitment to the moral principle of altruism undermines his pluralistic claim that all of the major world religions are equally efficacious from a soteriological perspective. This argument is placed in a context of a discussion evaluating the theoretical virtues of various hypotheses about religious diversity.

(Published Online April 7 2006)