Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Introducing Theologies of Religions” as Want to Read:
See a Problem?
We’d love your help. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of Introducing Theologies of Religions by Paul F. Knitter.
Not the book you’re looking for?
Preview — Introducing Theologies of Religions by Paul F. Knitter
Introducing Theologies of Religions
Presents a comprehensive study of every major position taken by Christian churches and theologians on world religions and religious pluralism. Original.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published May 1st 2002 by Orbis Books
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
(showing 1-30 of 135)
The central problem that this book explores is religious pluralism. The book presents an overview of models for how Christians should relate to and interact with people of other religious/spiritual traditions. The book suggests that there are four basic models/views for this interaction: 1. the Replacement model, which insists that an encounter with Christ demands some sort of change or replacement, 2. the Fulfillment model, which sees Christianity as the medium which will deliver fulfillment to ...more
The title of this book is more exact than the author intended, perhaps. I had not heard of the Theology of Religion previously. It seems to be a relatively new discipline. Knitter does a great job of parsing out the various (Christian) religious philosophies. He also does a good job of showing the strengths and weaknesses of each. Here, he seems to be advocating for an approach that allows dialogue among these theologies to the ultimate end of having dialogue with non-Christian religions. The bo ...more
Apr 11, 2008 Abby Matthews rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone interested in religion/sociology of religion
Anyone who is interested in getting a basic, foundational grasp of what is involved in studying comparative religion and religious pluralism (which, in my opinion is a necessary subject to know something about in this day and age) should pick up this readable text. Knitter writes lucidly enough for non-academics but is not condescending. A great introduction to a fascinating and extremely relevant area of study.
May 03, 2007 Craig Pope rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Christians wondering how to reconcile religious diversity with the Christian message
Great survey of the various attempts of Christian theologians to describe the relationship of Christianity to the world's religions. Lays out a spectrum beginning with a traditional evangelical view to the newest movements of comparative theology. Really fascinating. Knitter is a great writer so it keeps things moving well.
The book is excellent and have some very good descriptions and more encompassing categories for the topic of theologies of religions. It is also nice to know that the authors own perspective does not prevailing any of the categories he does not agree with.