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 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.
The stream of understanding is swelling and slaking the thirst of many and different hearts, thanks to this new unifying theology, which regards each view of divinity as something precious. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
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Encountering God: a spiritual journey from Bozeman to Banaras – Diana L. Eck – Google Books
Be the first one to write a review. Personally it is kind of a stretch for me, but her honesty about her own movement between the inclusivist and pluralist points on the spectrum helped. Very interesting so far. Account Options Sign in. This is a thoughtfully epiritual and thought provoking book. Collection inlibrary ; printdisabled ; internetarchivebooks ; china. In a splendid exposition of non-Christian approaches to God, Eck encourages an increased religious literacy that she suggests will contribute richness encluntering diversity to our national identity.
One of the best books I ever read! Eck’s work would have delighted prophets such as Thomas Merton, who foretold the effects of braiding traditions so as to give strength to the spiritual life Eck cites four of his works. It’s got a great section on the possible Christian attitudes toward other religions. After reading the first chapter I went out and bought my own copy!
Kind of an apologia for the World Council of Churches ecumencial viewpoint.
Encountering God: A Spiritual Journey from Bozeman to Banaras
Eck No preview available – One of the members of a small interfaith dialog bznaras to which I belong suggested we all read this book. Make this your default list. Her vivid story reminds us that interfaith dialogue “does not usually begin with philosophy or theory, but with experience and relationships. Other editions – View all Encountering God: She was involved in the interfaith dialogue program of the World Council of Churches tl fifteen years.
Spiritual Interdependence and a Wider Sense of “We. Cut-and-dried comparisons of the world’s great religions.
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. As a lifelong Protestant, she discusses how her personal faith has been enriched by studying these faiths, especially Hinduism.
I found it to be more a story of the authors experiences in these two religions and how she came to appreciate and question certain things in both rather than a text actually comparing the differences and similarities between the two religions. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Includes bibliographical references pages and index In the summer ofas young Americans everywhere struggled to come to terms with the war in Vietnam and the crises of the civil rights movement, Diana Eck was a college student learning Hindi in preparation for her first visit to India. Open Preview See a Problem?
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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. Selected pages Title Page. I liked the bajaras combination of personal story and academic presentation — it lengthens the book but strengthens her argument.
Janine rated it liked it Jun 30, Beacon Press- Religion – pages. One of the members of a small interfaith dialog group to which I belong suggested we all read this book.