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date: 24 June 2019

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Luther’s emphasis on ‘Christ alone’ intensified the Christian conviction of the time that only Jesus is the ‘way, truth, and life’. Luther interacted with Islam and Judaism, particularly in criticism of the Koran and rabbinical exegesis, and associated both groups with the works-righteousness of his papalist opponents. Interpreters of Luther have generally argued for the uniqueness of the Christian faith even when highlighting points of contact between Christian proclamation and other religions. Luther’s ‘solas’ serve as categories of exclusion in intra-Christian discourse but as hermeneutical categories or analytic tools can serve interreligious dialogue along with his ‘simuls’.

Keywords: interreligious dialogue, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, hermeneutics

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