The present paper provides “Protestant Perspectives on Religious Plurality in Europe”. It begins with describing the factual diversity, and then it articulates Protestant theological insights that give orientation in dealing with religious plurality. In so doing, it contributes to the conceptual debate on religious pluralism.
The paper starts with a description of “religions in Europe”, which also addresses the question of defining “religion” and “Europe”. It then gives an overview of the documents issued by different European Protestant churches on that topic. That overview shows how burning the issue is, and how much work has already been done. The following part lays a theological foundation: it centers on the radical grace of the triune God as revealed in Jesus Christ. The last part reflects on the practical consequences and ways of living together in religiously plural societies.