My last paper I had to do for my Master's degree was on developing a Christian theology of religious pluralism.
I took the view that there were some things that were essential elements within Christian theology that were non-negotiatable, but that on many other issues it really didn't matter what we believed and so could dialogue with and possibly even embrace the ideas and practices of others outside of the Christian faith.
The essential elements for me were as follows:
1. The central place of Christ as the revelation of God and Saviour of the world. Here I tended to be inclusivist, emphasising the grace and mercy of God.
2. The Triune God
3. The Authority of the Scriptures
4. The place of the sacraments within the worship and ministry of the church
5. The essential nature of faith in the life of the believer
The non-essential beliefs included things such as eschatology (most of which is speculative anyway) , ecclesiology and missiology.
So, what would you include or exclude from your theology of religious pluralism? Are you an exclusivist, and inclusivist or a pluralist and why?