Without Buddha I Could not be a Christian

Without Buddha I Could not be a Christian

3.7 7
by Paul F. Knitter
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Being a Christian isn’t easy. Sustaining belief without any doubts for one’s entire life is a very rare accomplishment. Indeed, many would say that examining one’s faith at least once is a central part of the Christian condition. In this landmark work, esteemed theologian Paul Knitter explains the unique path that he took to overcome his doubts,

Overview

Being a Christian isn’t easy. Sustaining belief without any doubts for one’s entire life is a very rare accomplishment. Indeed, many would say that examining one’s faith at least once is a central part of the Christian condition. In this landmark work, esteemed theologian Paul Knitter explains the unique path that he took to overcome his doubts, becoming a stronger Christian in the process.

Honest and unflinching, Without Buddha I Could not be a Christian narrates each common spiritual dilemma that Knitter has struggled with and explains how a Buddhist worldview has allowed him to resolve each one. From the ‘petitioning’ nature of Christian prayer to how Christianity views life after death, Knitter argues that a Buddhist standpoint can help inspire 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780742489
Publisher:
Oneworld Publications
Publication date:
01/01/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
380,568
File size:
675 KB

Meet the Author

Paul F. Knitter is Professor of Theology, Union Theological Seminar, New York. A leading advocate of religious pluralism, he is author of over ten books on the subject.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Without Buddha I Could Not Be a Christian 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
my-pen-name More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A brilliant insight. Thanks Prof Knitter for expressing your personal experience that could greatly help a lot of people, including me, to enhance our faith in belief in a fresh new perspective. Would highly recommend read, for both Chirstians and Buddhists or any other religiions.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago