The Multi-Entry Approach for GCPR

How might we teach diverse approaches for philosophy of religion? Gereon Kopf formulates and proposes the “multi-entry approach” as a method for dialogues among a multiplicity of equal voices. The approach has five fundamental features.

  1. A shift from traditions to systems.
  2. Systems are explained according to their governing paradigms.
  3. Each system has a concrete historical context that has shaped its development, even if it can be thought and applied within other contexts.
  4. Each system develops its own language to envision what may be called “religion” and “philosophy.”
  5. All systems are regarded equal, with no overarching paradigm or language.

Dr. Kopf is creating a series of resources to explain and promote the multi-entry approach: