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"Then Who Can Be Saved?" - Religious Pluralism and the Christian Doctrine of Salvation

November 02, 2007

Category: Events, Religion & Philosophy

Is the belief that salvation requires a conscious, explicit faith in Jesus Christ essential to Christianity? Do other religious traditions offer different, yet equally valid paths to salvation? Is it even proper to apply Christian concepts like "salvation" to other religious traditions, which may have different ideas about the ultimate goal of human existence?

At the next Catawba College Community Forum, Dr. Trevor Eppehimer of Hood Theological Seminary will present and discuss the views of a number of Christian theologians who offer different answers to these and other related questions.

Dr. Eppehimer earned his B.A. from Saint Olaf College, his M.Div. from Yale Divinity School, and his Ph.D. from Union Theological Seminary in New York. He is the author of a book entitled Protestantism. He has served as Editor of the Union Seminary Quarterly Review, Special Assistant to the President of Union Theological Seminary, Theological Consultant for the Columbia University Center for the Study of Science and Religion, and Theologian in Residence at Christ and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in New York. At present, Dr. Eppehimer is Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at Hood Theological Seminary in Salisbury, North Carolina.

Join us for a look at this particularly timely topic at the next Catawba College Community Forum on Tuesday, November 20, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. in Tom Smith Auditorium of Ralph W. Ketner Hall on the campus of Catawba College. Admission, as always, is free of charge.