Kwing the Real analytically and critically approaches two themes central to John Hick's thought: the cognitivity of religions and religious pluralism. Hick's early attempts to conceive that which can count as a verifying eschatological experience led him to call for a Copernican revolution in theology. In response to criticism that this call aroused, Hick developed a theory of religious pluralism, based on a reading of Kant, that he calls the pluralistic hypothesis.
The Author: Kenneth Rose holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Ohio State University, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in the Study of Religion from Harvard University. He was a resident for seven years at the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard University. He is assistant professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia.