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.
- A shift from traditions to systems.
- Systems are explained according to their governing paradigms.
- Each system has a concrete historical context that has shaped its development, even if it can be thought and applied within other contexts.
- Each system develops its own language to envision what may be called “religion” and “philosophy.”
- 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: