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Honest and unflinching, Without Buddha I Could not be a Christian narrates each ...
Honest and unflinching, Without Buddha I Could not be a Christian narrates each 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 edition comes with a new postscript in which Professor Knitter reflects on and re-evaluates his position as a double-belonger.
Preface: Am I Still a Christian?
1 Nirvana and God the Transcendent Other 1
2 Nirvana and God the Personal Other 24
3 Nirvana and God the Mysterious Other 53
4 Nirvana and Heaven 74
5 Jesus the Christ and Gautama the Buddha 92
6 Prayer and Meditation 131
7 Making Peace and Being Peace 167
Conclusion: Promiscuity or Hybridity? 213
Sources and Resources 222
Posted May 2, 2013
A very nice good book to read. I really like the book and read it over and over again. I have bought 8 copies and gave the books as gifts to my friends. The interesting points that I like from the book, and this has made the book very unique and interesting, is the idea in the book could help to enhance faith- regardless of whether to Christians or Buddhists. As a matter of fact, I have used the book to convince one of my Christian friends who had doubt on his Christian belief to go back to his own Christian belief. Thanks Mr. Knitter for bringing us such a nice reading.
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