Religion scholar Diana Eck is director of the Pluralism Project, which seeks to map the In this tenth-anniversary edition of Encountering God, Eck shows why . 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. In these excerpts from her new book, Diana Eck describes her own theological journey – from Bozeman, Montana, to Banaras, India, from the Gallatin River to.

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English Choose a language for shopping. 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. Believing the Bible in the Global South. The Way to Love: Introducing Theologies of Religions. This is one of the most skillfully written scholarly books I have encountered in some time. But I couldn’t drum up the energy to come home from a day of work and read theology. 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.


That last line’s a pun, read the book and you’ll get it. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. An honest if condescending attempt to encourage interfaith dialogue.

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Hinduism is monotheistic not monotheistic and polytheistic as the author writes. 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.

Encountering God: A Spiritual Journey from Bozeman to Banaras

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. If you are a Christian, then it will help explain aspects of other religions – particularly Hinduism – that may be puzzling to you.

Jun 05, Jonelle rated it really liked it Shelves: From inside the book. I’m reading this for a class and initially planned to use the reserve copy in the library.

A hopeful and very personal account of Eck’s interfaith journey interwoven with the larger global dynamics of an interfaith world that we are only beginning to fathom and put into perspective. See all 20 reviews. Feb 15, Susan rated it really liked it.

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Encountering God: A Spiritual Journey from Bozeman to Banaras – Diana L. Eck – Google Books

Would that I had the energy to read this, but I don’t. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?


As someone who lacks the courage for such adventure, her account allowed me to experience the Hindu culture of Banaras vicariously. 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.

She reveals how her own encounters with other religions have shaped and enlarged her Christian faith toward a bold new Christian pluralism It was a very easy and accessible read, really no background in religion needed to understand it, and it was very positive. Thankfully, I found the book to be not only informative, but also enlightening.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. It was very helpful in thinking about interfaith issues and the importance of real communication about these topics in our “shrinking” world.

Customers who bought this item also bought. She was involved in the interfaith dialogue program of the World Council of Churches for fifteen years.