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100 1  Charles, Enoch S 
245 10 Agape and eschatology as apologetical distinctives: A 
       comparative study with Hinduism and Buddhism 
300    55 p 
500    Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 49-06, 
       page: 3536 
500    Adviser: Skip Horton-Parker 
502    Thesis (M.Div.)--Regent University, 2011 
520    In a day when religious pluralism looms large it is 
       important to defend the gospel while at the same time 
       pursuing genuine dialogue with the religious other. The 
       latter task requires serious investigation and study of 
       the key doctrines and beliefs of other religious 
       traditions, and also heartfelt gentleness and respect. 
       This study argues that the optimal apologetic approach is 
       one that showcases the inherent beauty of the Christian 
       faith. This thesis will argue that when investigated via a
       comparison and contrast with the views of Hinduism and 
       Buddhism, it is the specific characters of the agape  love
       of Christ and the eschatological Christian metanarrative 
       that best reveal this beauty. The response of love and 
       hope they engender reveal the distinctiveness and beauty 
       of the Christian faith---and, in so doing, its unique 
       apologetical power 
590    School code: 1058 
650  4 Divinity 
650  4 Theology 
650  4 Religion, Comparative 
690    0376 
690    0469 
690    0618 
710 2  Regent University 
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