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Rita Gross: Buddhist-Christian Dialogue about Dialogue

Rita Gross: Buddhist-Christian Dialogue about Dialogue Paul F. Knitter Union Theological Seminary The following brief--all too brief--assessment of Rita Gross's contribution to our understanding and practice of interreligious dialogue is both professional and personal. It is professional in that ever since I first heard her speak at a meeting of our Society in Hawai`i in 1983, I have tried to read everything she is written that has to do with religious pluralism and interreligious dialogue (especially with BuddhistChristian dialogue). That is an impossible task; I cannot keep up with her; she is always coming up with something new--most recently her partially completed book manuscript Others, Identity, and Integrity: Surviving Religious Diversity (on which I am basing many of the following remarks). It is personal in that, as is the case with so many of us in the SBCS, Rita and I have been both colleagues and friends. And we've "done dialogue" together, a lot of it--in projects such as the Myth of Religious Superiority conference and book,1 the religious pluralism seminars for seminary professors that we taught at Auburn Seminary in New York City for two summers, and, most recently, in inviting her to Union Theological Seminary for our Religions in the City course. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Buddhist-Christian Studies University of Hawai'I Press

Rita Gross: Buddhist-Christian Dialogue about Dialogue

Buddhist-Christian Studies , Volume 31 (1) – Nov 4, 2011

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Paul F. Knitter Union Theological Seminary The following brief--all too brief--assessment of Rita Gross's contribution to our understanding and practice of interreligious dialogue is both professional and personal. It is professional in that ever since I first heard her speak at a meeting of our Society in Hawai`i in 1983, I have tried to read everything she is written that has to do with religious pluralism and interreligious dialogue (especially with BuddhistChristian dialogue). That is an impossible task; I cannot keep up with her; she is always coming up with something new--most recently her partially completed book manuscript Others, Identity, and Integrity: Surviving Religious Diversity (on which I am basing many of the following remarks). It is personal in that, as is the case with so many of us in the SBCS, Rita and I have been both colleagues and friends. And we've "done dialogue" together, a lot of it--in projects such as the Myth of Religious Superiority conference and book,1 the religious pluralism seminars for seminary professors that we taught at Auburn Seminary in New York City for two summers, and, most recently, in inviting her to Union Theological Seminary for our Religions in the City course.

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Buddhist-Christian StudiesUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Nov 4, 2011

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