Without Buddha I Could not be a Christian [NOOK Book]

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Without Buddha I Could Not Be a Christian narrates how esteemed theologian, Paul F. Knitter overcame a crisis of faith by looking to Buddhism for inspiration. From prayer to how Christianity views life after death, Knitter argues that a Buddhist standpoint can encourage a more person-centred conception of Christianity, where individual religious experience comes first, and liturgy and tradition second. Moving and revolutionary, this book will inspire Christians everywhere. ...
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Without Buddha I Could not be a Christian

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Overview

Without Buddha I Could Not Be a Christian narrates how esteemed theologian, Paul F. Knitter overcame a crisis of faith by looking to Buddhism for inspiration. From prayer to how Christianity views life after death, Knitter argues that a Buddhist standpoint can encourage a more person-centred conception of Christianity, where individual religious experience comes first, and liturgy and tradition second. Moving and revolutionary, this book will inspire Christians everywhere.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780742489
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications
  • Publication date: 1/1/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 167,699
  • File size: 660 KB

Meet the Author

Paul F. Knitter is the Paul Tillich Professor of Theology, World Religions and Culture at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. He was formerly Emeritus Professor of Theology at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is a leading advocate of religious pluralism.
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  • Posted November 17, 2011

    I like it

    I enjoyed this book. I will probably read it again in a few months. Some people I know who consider themselves theologians saw me reading it and didn't take the book very seriously. One said he'd heard the author was too irreverent toward Christian traditions. But if you're someone like me who doesn't care all that much about traditions or defending them, you'll be free to enjoy the journey this book provides. Ironically, after reading this book I found myself more interested in Christian traditions. Now when I go to church I don't necessarily think the liturgies, hymn texts, etc., sound so ridiculous. I see them as someone's attempt to describe the indescribable. As a result it's easier to focus on the indescribable and not on the attempts to describe it.

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