This book studies the history and theology of Christianity's encounter with the world's other faith traditions. Covering the pivotal period from the mid-nineteenth to the early twentieth century, when knowledge of the religious traditions beyond Europe - especially India - was first becoming widely accessible, this study looks at the response of Christian theologians, scholars of the newly emerging 'comparative science of religion' and missionaries to this situation. Focusing upon the concept of fulfilment theology, which provided the key to understanding the non-Christian religions for many of the period's greatest thinkers, a number of accepted assumptions about this era are called into question. The final section of the work considers fulfilment theology's critics, as well as the reasons for the doctrine's decline and an analysis of its contemporary relevance.
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Subtítulo: A HISTORY AND STUDY OF FULFILMENT THEOLOGY IN MODE