Paul F. Knitter

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American theologian

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Paul Francis Knitter was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1939. He holds the licentiate degree from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, which he earned in 1966, and a doctorate from the University of Marburg in Germany, which he earned in 1972. He is the Paul Tillich Professor Emeritus of Theology, World Religions and Culture at the Union Theological Seminary in New York and professor emeritus of Theology at Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Knitter’s main academic focus is on religious pluralism and interreligious dialogue, and he has written over ten books addressing these and related topics. Knitter’s approach to Christian theology is dialogical, pursued and practiced in dialogue, conversation, and exchange with other religions and theological systems. For Knitter, this is the only way in which Christian theology can be both responsible to the demands of internal consistency and external challenge.

Notable published works from Knitter include No Other Name? A Critical Survey of Christian Attitudes toward World Religions, One Earth Many Religions: Multifaith Dialogue and Global Responsibility, and Without Buddha I Could Not Be a Christian.

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According to Wikipedia, Paul Francis Knitter is an American theologian. He is currently an emeritus professor at Union Theological Seminary, where he has served as the Paul Tillich Professor of Theology, World Religions and Culture since 2007. He is also Emeritus Professor of Theology at Xavier University in Cincinnati, where he taught for 28 years before moving to Union. Knitter is known for his work on religious pluralism and multiple religious belonging, particularly regarding Buddhism and Christianity.

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