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Ist das Christentum allen anderen Religionen überlegen?
Does Christianity surpass other religions?

Author(s): Wolfgang Klausnitzer
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion
Published by: Księgarnia Świętego Jacka
Keywords: Christianity; criticisms of religion; philosophy of religion; religion; theology of religion

Summary/Abstract: A detailed article of Wolfgang Klausnitzer aims at the answer to the following question: „Does Christianity surpass other religions?” In the first part of the paper the Author explains the understanding of the term religion throughout the ages and presents in a very detailed way a development and an attitude of thinkers towards religion in respective periods. In the second part he meditates upon the attitude of Christianity towards other religions. Does Christianity „dominates” other religions since it is not a religion but a revelation of God? Trying to answer this question the Author quotes different points of view on this matter and eventually refers to the note of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith from January 24, 2001. Its authors analysed in details the following five issues: On the sole and universal salvific mediation of Jesus Christ, On the unicity and completeness of revelation of Jesus Christ, On the universal salvific action of the Holy Spirit, On the orientation of all human beings to the Church, On the value and salvific function of the religious traditions. Wolfgang Klausnitzer makes it very clear that the Catholic Church does not reject other religions, but examines with all gravity their writings and commandments.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 8
  • Page Range: 25-79
  • Page Count: 55
  • Language: German