Without Buddha I Could Not be a Christian

Pages: 272
Subject: Religion
Series: Oneworld Academic
Imprint: Oneworld

Without Buddha I Could Not be a Christian

Paul F. Knitter

A new updated edition of Professor Knitter's honest, unflinching account of re-finding one's faith
9781851689637 (3 Jan 2013)
RRP £9.99 / US$16.95

The Book

Without Buddha I Could not be a Christian narrates how esteemed theologian, Paul F. Knitter, overcame a crisis of faith by looking to Buddhism for inspiration. From prayer to how Christianity views life after death, Knitter argues that a Buddhist standpoint can encourage a more person-centred conception of Christianity where individual religious experience comes first, and liturgy and tradition second.

Moving and revolutionary, this edition comes with a new conclusion - ‘Jesus and Buddha Both Come First!'

‘A compelling example of religious inquiry.'

New York Times

‘One of the finest contemporary books on the encounter between religions in the heart and soul of a single thoughtful person.'

Library Journal

Additional Information

Subject Religion
Series Oneworld Academic
Pages 272
Imprint Oneworld


About the Author

Paul F. Knitter is the Paul Tillich Professor of Theology, World Religions and Culture at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. He was formerly Emeritus Professor of Theology at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio and is a leading advocate of religious pluralism.