"This volume is an enlarged version of the collection of papers originally published in The Ecumenical Review, Vol. XXV, No. 2, April 1973." -- Preface.
"The nine papers brought together here, with this introduction, are the fruit of cooperation between a number of friends who, while committed to differing religions and ideological persuasions, have joined in the common exploration of a theme we all feel to be vital and urgent: what is the ultimate goal of human life ? Christians here speak of 'salvation'. The initial reason for compiling this collection of essays was the world conference on mission and evangelism held at Bangkok from 29 December 1972 to 8 January 1973 on the theme 'Salvation Today'." -- Intro., p. [vii].
Contents: Preface dated Geneva, September 1974 / S.J.S. -- Living faiths and ultimate goals : introducing a discussion / S.J. Samartha -- The meaning on 'moksha' in contemporary Hindu thought and life / K. Sivaraman -- Buddhist 'Nirvana' : its significance in contemporary thought and life / Masao Abe -- Redemption : a contemporary Jewish understanding / Zvi Yaron -- What does salvation mean to Christians today ? / David Jenkins -- Unity and alienation in Islam / Hasan Askari -- A Marxist view of liberation / Ajit Roy -- New China and salvation history : a methodological enquiry / Choan-seng Song -- Liberation for social justice : the common struggle of Christians and Marxists in Latin America / Julio de Santa Ana -- Some reflections on African experience of salvation today / John Mbiti.
Colophon: Printed by La Concorde, Lausanne (Switzerland).
OTCH Note: Nine essays by various authors including two Anglican contributors: David Jenkins, Anglican Bishop of Durham, and John Mbiti, a Kenyan Anglican priest.