Without Buddha I Could Not Be a Christian (31 min.)
Paul F. Knitter, author of Without Buddha I Could Not Be a Christian, talks with NCR editor Tom Fox about "double belonging." Knitter explains the concept: "Double belonging is being talked about more and more now, both in the theological academy and in the area of Christian spirituality. I think it’s the term that is used when more and more people are finding that they can be genuinely nourished by more than one religious tradition, by more than their home tradition or their native tradition."
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Highlights of this interview appeared in the June 25 issue of National Catholic Reporter. Read them here: Double belonging: Buddhism and Christian faith
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Paul F. Knitter is Paul Tillich Professor of Theology, World Religions and Culture at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. He is a leading advocate of globally responsible interreligious dialogue and author of more than 10 books on the subject. In this, his newest book, he writes very personally, sharing his struggles with his Christian faith while relating how his study of Buddhism -- and his own Zen practice -- has helped him through this struggle.