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A Trinitarian Theology of ReligionsAn Evangelical Proposal$
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Gerald R. McDermott and Harold A. Netland

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199751839

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751839.001.0001

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Religion(s) and Culture(s)

Religion(s) and Culture(s)

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(p.206) 6 Religion(s) and Culture(s)
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A Trinitarian Theology of Religions
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Gerald R. McDermott

Harold A. Netland

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751839.003.0006

Although it is easy to suppose that everyone knows what is meant by “religion,” closer examination indicates that the concept is more complicated. In some ways, the notion of religion is closely related to that of culture, although the two are not identical. Therefore, developing an adequate theology of religions involves not only responsible treatment of the biblical and theological themes but also adequate understanding of the lived realities of human communities to which the concepts of culture and religion refer. This chapter explores some of the issues involved in understanding the concept of religion.

Keywords:   culture, human communities, religion, theology of religions

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