Issues Regarding Inclusivism Generally
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This chapter defends inclusivism in general as a viable religious position to take towards other religions, thereby defending the author's claim that the question of Buddhist inclusivism in particular is worth asking. While making the case for inclusivism, the chapter identifies potential arguments that might be offered against this position. The author begins by looking at different theories of doctrine, even though he recognizes that religions are much more than just sets of doctrines, and that being religious involves much more than merely assenting to claims. The chapter discusses the advantages and vulnerabilities of particular types of inclusivism, considering especially whether there is a form that can minimize distortion of the other. One form of inclusivism that has attracted much criticism is represented most famously by Karl Rahner and his notion of the "anonymous Christian".