Religion scholar Diana Eck is director of the Pluralism Project, which seeks to map the new religious diversity of the United States, particularly the increasing. Religion scholar Diana Eck is director of the Pluralism Project, which seeks to map the new religious diversity of the United States, particularly. Encountering God has ratings and 27 reviews. Ellyn said: This book was inspired by the author’s experiences growing up a Methodist in Montana and the.. .
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Encountering God: a spiritual journey from Bozeman to Banaras – Diana L. Eck – Google Books
Religion scholar Diana Eck is director of the Pluralism Project, which seeks to map the new religious diversity of the United States, particularly the increasing presence of Hindu, Buddhist, trom Muslim communities. One of the members of a small interfaith dialog group to which I belong suggested we all read this book. It was a trip that would change her life, bringing her into relationships with non-Christians such as the former freedom fighter Achyut Patwardhan and the philosopher Krishnamurti, whose insights challenged her to examine her own Christian faith from a radically new perspective.
Published April 15th by Beacon Press first published April 15th Be the first one to write a review. The primary purpose of the book is to promote the need for interreligious dialogue in our multicultural, interdependent world and to talk about all that we have in common and all that we can gain from understanding, respecting, and getting to know each other’s faiths.
Eck Limited preview – In general, this book helps you expand your horizons banzras make you a more aware, thoughtful and receptive person to people of other faiths.
I am glad she called it to my attention, this is a wonderful discussion of the theology of, need for, and aims of interfaith dialogue.
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Encountering God : a spiritual journey from Bozeman to Banaras
Account Options Sign in. Feb 15, Susan rated it really liked it. Eck follows in the footsteps of Merton in exhibiting the mental agility needed to practice Orwellian doublethink, and simultaneously affirm and deny the same thing, namely that major religions are explicitly and deliberately mutually incompatible.
Cut-and-dried comparisons of the world’s great religions. Christianity and other religions. If you are a Christian, then it will help explain aspects of other religions – particularly Hinduism – that may be puzzling to you. jourmey
No trivia or quizzes yet. But all in all, a wise, book, written in a reader-friendly way and is much needed for bringing greater understanding among people of different faiths. May 29, Ellyn rated it liked it Shelves: Interesting, and occasionally very insightful. Bizeman is a thoughtfully written and thought provoking book. Questions from the Passage to India — 2.
Encountering God: A Spiritual Journey from Bozeman to Banaras
Dec 31, Laura Engelken rated it really liked it. What are we to believe in the face of inexplicable suffering and death? I was especially thankful for the piece on religious pluralism. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Dec 12, Marjorie rated it it was ok Shelves: The bibliography of this book is a roster of names who have created a festival of understanding.
Encountering God: A Spiritual Journey from Bozeman to Banaras by Diana L. Eck
I approached this book with some trepidation- missionaries coming to my childhood church warned me of Hindu evils. Discovering the Incarnation in India banarae.
In this tenth-anniversary edition of Encountering God, Eck shows why dialogue with people of other faiths remains crucial in today’s interdependent world — globally, nationally, and even locally.
Date-raw June 30, The book spends a considerable amount of time describing Hindu beliefs and practice, and I think the texture, vibrancy, and mystery of Hinduism is really brought to light, which is cool because it is a hard religion for many Westerners myself included to grasp.
Make this your default list. Diana Eck has spent a lifetime spirtiual India, its culture and especially its faiths.
Digitizing sponsor Internet Archive. Apr 23, Richard Houchin rated it it was ok Shelves: Eck insists as a Christian that her relations with people of other faiths have helped her to think about these questions and deepened her own faith. It’s got a great spirithal on the possible Christian attitudes toward other religions.