This title argues that Christian understanding of salvation is not about a future in heaven but a way of life that shapes the present. This book draws on methods in practical theology. It begins with a deep concern for the threat to the world's future created by tensions between the 'Christian West' and 'Muslim East' and considers the impact these concerns have on attitudes towards Muslims in the West both within and outside of Christianity. "Salvation as Praxis" argues that a Christian understanding of salvation is not simply about a hope for the future in heaven, but about a way of life that shapes the present and works for a better future in this world. The book argues that such ways of thinking about salvation must be given greater prominence when thinking about inter-faith questions. In practice, that should lead the Christian community, in solidarity with their Muslim brothers and sisters, to engage in radical transformative action to make the world a safer and better place for all its inhabitants.
Dr Wayne Morris is Senior Lecturer in Christian Theology at the University of Chester, UK. He has widely written in the field of practical theology.
Introduction; Chapter One: Salvation and Religions. Chapter Two: Approaching this issue using Practical Theology; Chapter Three: Islam and Christianity, East and West; Chapter Four: Salvation as Deification; Chapter Five: Salvation as Sanctification; Chapter Six: Salvation as Justification; Chapter Seven: Salvation as Healing; Chapter Eight: Salvation as Liberation; Conclusions: Salvation and Religions: A Practical Theological; Response.