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Pluralism gives Christians insight into God, theologist says 15 April , 2011

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Buddhists may not believe in the God of the three faiths of Abraham, but that doesn’t mean a Christian — or a person of any other faith – couldn’t also practice Buddhism, says theologian Paul Knitter.

Knitter, a Catholic and a professor at the Union Theological Seminary in New York, said that he found a deeper understanding of his own belief in God through Buddhism.

“Buddhism has a been a resource, another source of revelation – without which I could not have dealt satisfactorily with many key personal and theological issues that I face in trying to be an authentic human being and Christian in the world today – issues about the nature of God, the notion of self, the meaning of redemption, life after death, the role of reconciliation and non-violence,” Knitter said.

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