£18.99 Published, Palgrave, 2004
$28.00 Yale University Press
"This book is a unique contribution to the development of a field theory of religion. It justifies religious belief on the basis of our experience, especially religious experience, and points out the existence of resources within the major world religions to resolve the contemporary urgent problems of religious pluralism. The author's new attempt is very valuable for all world religions including Buddhism" Masao Abe, Pacific School of Religion, California.
"The most persuasive philosophical advocacy for religious pluralism ever written. John Hick's knowledge of the various models of religion is massive and impressive. Perhaps most modern philosophers of religion would consider him the authority in the field " Yandall Woodfin, Southwestern Journal of Theology
"Provides a rational justification for responding religiously to our ambiguous universe and for seeing the major world religions as different, culturally conditioned forms of this response." Gifford Lectures, Edinburgh, 1986-7.
"This book strengthens Hick' position as one of the most significant thinkers of the second half of the twentieth century. . . It has the patina of decades of careful scholarly reflection" (Journal of Religion)
"It is a masterpiece, destined to be a (if not the) classic of its type" (Theological Studies)
"This comprehensive exposition of the transcendent element in the religions of the world is the most persuasive philosophical advocacy of religious pluralism ever written" (Southwestern Journal of Theology)
Translated into German and Chinese