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Title: Particularity and Religious Commitment
Subtitle: Reflections on Bernard McGinn's
Author(s): MERRIGAN, Terence
Journal: Louvain Studies
Volume: 31 Issue: 1-2 Date: 2006
In his analysis of the thought of the Flemish mystic, Jan van Ruusbroec, Bernard McGinn highlights four dimensions that may be very useful in illuminating a number of issues in the contemporary theology of religions. The issues under consideration include the lessons to be learned from the mystics, the nature of the truth-claims of particular religious traditions, the notion of God’s ineffability, and the character of religious praxis. Taking its lead from McGinn’s analysis of Ruusbroec’s thought, this article examines these themes as they are developed within the pluralist theology of religions.