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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Eck explores religious plurality, the idea that differing religions can be seen and viewed as equals.
Encountering God: a spiritual journey from Bozeman to Banaras – Diana L. Eck – Google Books
In this tenth-anniversary edition of Encountering God, Eck shows why dialogue with people Eck believes understanding between Christians and people of other faiths is not only possible but essential to our common future. I most enjoyed the author’s personal reflections on how her Christian faith has been deepened and enriched by her encounters with Hindus bozenan people of a variety of other faiths; I think I would have enjoyed the book more if it was spigitual scholarly and more personal reflection although that’s just me and not meant to be a criticism of the book.
No eBook available Beacon Press Amazon. References to this book Critics Not Caretakers: Just spirituual moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This is one of the most skillfully written scholarly books I have encountered in some time.
Excellent book exploring faith in our pluralistic world. Want to Read saving…. Her 15 years on the World Council of Churches’ Working Group on Dialog with People of Living Faiths gave her many opportunities for substantive dialog that has enriched her life and will spirityal both the educated public and religious professionals.
Encountering God : a spiritual journey from Bozeman to Banaras
Make this your default list. With this account of her life journey, Eck will be incorporated in the list of twentieth-century interpreters who encounhering facilitated the conversations of men and women dedicated to the interior life. If you are a Christian, then it will help explain aspects of other religions – particularly Hinduism – that may be puzzling to you This is a great book to read – wise, lucid and balanced. Nov 30, Brad Davis rated it really liked it Recommends it for: How are we to pray?
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. Be the first one to write a review.
Apr 12, Columba marked it as to-read Shelves: Jul 28, Marjorie rated it really liked it Shelves: Today most Americans have encountered religions not their own: Lost a star because the narrative frequently falls into a default Christian perspective that seems to lose the larger themes.
McCutcheon Limited preview – The Breath of God: 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.
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Dec 18, Faye rated it it was amazing. Is there a way ahead in a world of interreligious strife?
Encountering God: A Spiritual Journey from Bozeman to Banaras
Eck Beacon Press- Religion – pages 1 Review https: But I couldn’t drum up the energy to come home from a day of work and read theology. One of the members of a small interfaith dialog group to which I joutney suggested we all read this book. Exclusivism Inclusivism and Pluralism. No eBook available Amazon. 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, and Muslim communities.
Books by Diana L. I read the book during a recent trip to India, including a stop in Varanasi, and it was incredibly cool to be reading the author’s words with the Ganges in front of me.
Other editions – View all Encountering God: Dec 31, Laura Engelken rated it really liked it. It was a very easy and accessible read, really no background in religion needed to understand it, and it was very positive. But then that sort of bias is the problem with Christianity, in general.
The Practice of Prayer and Meditation p. 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. The primary purpose of the book i This book was inspired by the author’s experiences growing up a Methodist in Montana and then traveling to Banaras Varanasi in India as a college student, where she studied and learned about Hinduism.
She was a Christian writing for Christians, so if you’re not Christian this could piss you off in some places, if you are Christian please don’t take everything she says about other wisdom traditions to be ultimate truth. Eck is an elegant writer.
This book isn’t about Hinduism per se, but you learn a lot about it on the way. She talks about a number of religions but most of the book is based on her experience as a Methodist from Montana spending time in and doing research on Banaras, India, and Hinduism.
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