In “God Has Many Names” and “Toward a Philosophy of Religious Pluralism,” Prof. John Hick notes that all the great world religions assert the existence of a single Higher Power or Ultimate Spiritual Reality (sometimes called “God”). But if ultimate reality is One, why are human religions many? This is one of the key questions addressed in both of Hick’s articles. The articles are attached in the order..
In a 4-5 page polished essay which contains some reference to each of the articles, provide a nuanced exposition of Hick’s understanding of why religions are many. To achieve an “A” your paper must include evidence that you understand why and how Hick employs the concept of “information” (pp. 101-106 in the article attached) in his explanation of religious diversity.