Xavier Magazine

Clerical Error

Paul Knitter says he feels fine, thank you. So would someone please inform The online bookseller seems to think he’s taking his last breaths. Knitter, professor emeritus of theology, just released a new edition of his book, Introducing Theologies of Religion. When he checked on its availability on, he found someone at the online company added a subtitle: “Lessons in Living From a Dying Priest.” A dying priest? “I was more tickled than concerned,” he says. “Now that I’m retiring, are they trying to ship me out?”

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