This article systematically derives a common pluralist theology from the works of theologians
Roger Haight and Amir Hussain. It then discusses this emergent definition of pluralism through the
perspective of intent, an examination of exclusive claims and the historicity of formative context. Finally,
potential approaches and areas are outlined, such as revelation, salvation, and historicity, in which a
pluralist theology can advance a Theology “Without Walls.”
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