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Knitter’s critique of Strange’s subversive fulfilment interpretation of other religions

Dialogue between Paul Knitter and Daniel Strange The largest distance between perspectives in this book exists between Paul Knitter’s unitive pluralist approach and Daniel Strange’s subversive fulfilment approach, so we will begin with their conversation and then take up D`Costa`s critique in another post.   Knitter’s response to Strange Paul Knitter chose to focus on what he believes are dangers in Dan’s arguments, namely, the elements that can be harmful – to “the individual Christian … Continue reading

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Conversation about Knitter’s pluralist approach

In chapters 4 and 6 of  Only One Way? Three Christian Responses to the Uniqueness of Christ in a Pluralistic World, Gavin D’ Costa and Daniel Strange respond to Paul Knitter, and then Knitter replies to their concerns, in chapter 8. Gavin D’ Costa’s response to Knitter’s proposal D’ Costa commends Knitter for: his commitment to the poor, suffering and marginalized; his respect for other religions; and his rethinking of the Christian tradition in light … Continue reading

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A unitive pluralist approach to other religions

In chapter 2 of  Only One Way? Three Christian Responses to the Uniqueness of Christ in a Pluralistic World, Paul Knitter presents his thoughts, which fit within the fifth alternative in my typology of positions regarding other religions, unitive pluralism.   Paul Knitter’s theological method For Paul Knitter, theology is an “open-minded conversation between the ‘two sources of theology’ – that is the ‘text’ of the Christian message and the ‘context’ of one’s place in the … Continue reading

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Conversation about D’ Costa’s fulfillment approach

Paul Knitter’s response to D’ Costa Knitter responds to Gavin D’ Costa as a fellow Catholic and a friend, but he asserts that D’ Costa is wrong on a number of critical points: D’ Costa thinks tradition to be “like a wise man living through the centuries, learning to adjust and speak different languages as times and cultures change,” whereas Knitter images it as “a couple procreating new embodiments of truth and so producing a … Continue reading

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