Theology of religions

Document posted: “Irenaeus and Modern Responses to the Challenge of Religious Pluralism.”

In 1993, I read a paper at the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society in Washington, DC, Nov 19, 1993, entitled “Irenaeus on the Salvation of the Unevangelized.” It summed up my findings from my doctoral dissertation. A couple of weeks ago, I was notified by that a person in Malaysia had requested a copy. I sent the paper to him. Today, said that someone else was asking about it, so I uploaded a copy of the paper to

That paper was later published under the title “Irenaeus and Modern Responses to the Challenge of Religious Pluralism,” in ATA Journal 4/2 (July 1996): 30-51, and then republished in Didaskalia 18/1 (Winter 2007): 49-69.

Given the recent inquiries, I have now made that article available in the documents section of my site, under “Journal Articles,” and you can find it here if you are interested.


By Terrance Tiessen

I am Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology and Ethics at Providence Theological Seminary, Canada.

2 replies on “Document posted: “Irenaeus and Modern Responses to the Challenge of Religious Pluralism.””

Thank you!

While I was searching for this online I happened to Google for it, and one of the top hits was that Amazon’s selling a hardcover edition of it for $65. What’s interesting is that it’s categorized as “Catholic”.

That is certainly strange. The conference from which all the papers originated was hosted by the Institute for Christian Studies, which is Reformed.

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