- Professor of Theology in New York.
- Originally a Roman Catholic priest.
- Became known for his religious pluralism after he published his book ''No Other Name'' in 1985.
- We can also learn a lot from his beliefs with his book ''Without Buddha - I would not be a Christian''.
- Some people find his views unsettling, but others welcome his ideas such as an 8th Christian sacrament.
- Sacrament of Silence - focusing on mindful breathing and serenity - a distinctly Theravada view.
- He finds Buddhist meditation very helpful in everyday life and believes that Christians should take it up as a part of their practice.
- He has searched for and developed a non-dualistic understanding of God and the world, and it is through his Buddhists beliefs that he has reconnected with Aquinas in this way.
- He believes in phrases like ''inter-being'' (Thich Naht Hanh).
- He also believes in Buddhist teachings such as interdependency and shunyata.
- He is working in a theological minefield.
- One of his problems is that religion points at a mystery that can never be captured in human language.
- He has been accused of a kind of…