This is a reprint of chapter seven of Dr. Tennent’s book Invitation to World Missions (Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications 2010) published with permission from Kregel Publications and Dr. Tennent. It provides an evangelical response to the issue of a theology of world religions, especially as a critique and corrective of the classical paradigm of exclusivism, inclusivism, and pluralism as initially developed by Alan Race and later refined by Paul Knitter. Tennent argues that the paradigm itself is problematic and needs to be nuanced to include a broader theological framework beyond issues of soteriology as well as a recognition of how the majority world church also interacts with other faiths.
Tennent, Timothy C.
"An Evangelical Theology of Religions,"
The Asbury Theological Journal:
2, p. 246-282.
Available at: https://place.asburyseminary.edu/asburyjournal/vol76/iss2/7