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date: 17 October 2019

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The chapter first outlines Christological developments in relation to Judaism, Islam, and Hinduism. It provides snapshots from these critical moments showing both the enrichment of Christological thinking in these encounters, as well as the emergence of new problems. There follows an inspection of inculturation, the necessary precondition of fresh Christological exploration. There are difficulties involved in inculturation, including the establishment of criteria for orthodox inculturations. Finally, the chapter turns to two significantly disputed Christological features: the uniqueness of Christ; and the universal salvific efficacy of Christ. Both these features have been challenged by those who believe they are problematic for good interreligious dialogue. Overall, the chapter argues for the centrality of a high orthodox Christology as being helpful and constructive, not problematic, in interreligious dialogue.

Keywords: Christ, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, inculturation, uniqueness of Christ, salvific efficacy

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