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1

Who is John Hick?

English philosopher. A universalist (God's salvation will be available for all)

2

What does Hick see religion as?

'The transformation of human existence from self-centredness to reality-centredness'- self transformation rather than truth claims

3

What does Hick argue about the incompatibilities between religions?

They are not of real significance. Opposed by Griffiths who says IS can't be considered similar to any major mainstream religion

4

In what circumstance does religious practice go against the norms of society?

Polygamy permitted in Islam. Mainstream Western society doesn't allow polygamy

5

What does Hick say about evil people?

A loving God will eventually allow all to be saved. This means there must be other lives, beyond death, to come to God. Links to purgatory: 'purification to enter into the happiness of heaven' (Catechism)

6

How does Hick respond to the Parable of the Sheep and the Goats?

It might be a response to the persecution of Christians in the early Church. Links to its message that judgement doesn't depend on the acceptance of Jesus

7

How can Hick bring different faiths together?

His views on universal salvation and religion as self transformation

8

What do religions reject about Hick's views?

There are other lives beyond death, religion depends on self transformation rather than truth claims

9

Positive of Hick's views

Helps reconcile the different teachings of religions with an inner sense of the one-ness of human religious understanding