Analysis Of Paul F. Knitter's Introducing Theologies Of Religions

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Have you ever wanted to learn about other religions other than your own, but wondered if it was appropriate and where to even begin? In Paul F. Knitter’s novel, Introducing Theologies of Religions, he discusses a variety of techniques that Christian theologians use to approach other religions. In Knitter’s novel, his goal was to bring light upon a heavy topic and common theological problem called religious plurality. Knitter also intended to inspire people around the world to change their previous perceptions of other religions in order to try to delineate religious pluralism. In Knitter’s discussion about religious plurality, he encourages readers to try to view religious pluralism as a blessing that can potentially enrich their life, rather than a harsh problem. In order to try to do this successfully, Knitter wrote his novel with the assumption that any statement made about Christian faith, also included a doctrine of other religions. The …show more content…
Noting this aspect is critical because it exemplifies that we live in a world where people only want to believe what makes them comfortable, and that people have a view of their religion being the only one that is correct. If we as a society want to gather a greater depth of knowledge on other religions, it is important for us to fully understand the fundamental beliefs of those religions. The analysis of religious fundamentals however should not be a process where one overthinks; rather it should be a process where just a few different aspects are compared to see basic similarity. The aspects being compared should be if there is a belief of a god, if there is belief that a religious figure lived on earth, and if there is a belief in written evidence. Noting similarities in all three of these categories will allow us to fully comprehend underlying similarities, and may shed some light on other religious

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