- Would there be a problem with quoting a Christian theologian’s words (e.g., C.S. Lewis) while teaching in order to advance an idea? (I might want to do this if he speaks particularly well on a certain point.)
- If it’s okay to quote the words of a Christian theologian, would there be a problem with telling the class that it was written by a Christian theologian?
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Gabi, there are so many things related to religion in general that there is much crossover where texts by authors of different faiths can serve several purposes. Sometimes someone just makes the point really well. At other times using such materials might help spread toleration by showing where similarities lie between different religions. Finally, extrapolating from @Charles Koppelman above, mentioning where the material comes from would be important and would protect the necessary barriers between different faiths, as you don't want someone going around saying, "some great rabbi said..." and being mistaken. Disinformation is never too helpful.