Jesus and the Other Names will give pause to those who believe Christian mission can be carried on as usual in the post-modern era. Sure to inspire debate as well as dialogue it offers a more humble, but perhaps more “Christic,” postmodern approach to mission in the new millennium. This approach to mission has little to do with earthly glory and nothing to do with the sense of cultural superiority that so often – and often so tragically – accompanied Western Christian mission movements.
Theologians, missiologists, church historians, can all benefit from its thoughtful and timely message.
Paul F. Knitter has taught at Xavier University in Cincinnati and Union Theological Seminary in New York City. He received the Licentiate in Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome and studied under Karl Rahner before becoming the first Roman Catholic to earn a Doctorate in Theology from the Department of Protestant Theology at the University of Marburg. General Editor of Orbis Book’s acclaimed Faith Meets Faith Series, he is author of the classic No Other Name? as well as Introducing Theologies of Religion.
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