Hearing the Call across Traditions: Readings on Faith and Service / Edition 1

Hearing the Call across Traditions: Readings on Faith and Service / Edition 1

by Adam Davis
     
 

Drawing from diverse literary genres, religious and philosophical perspectives and historical periods, these short and provocative readings cut to the heart of the many obstacles and joys that accompany lives devoted to faith and service.See more details below

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Drawing from diverse literary genres, religious and philosophical perspectives and historical periods, these short and provocative readings cut to the heart of the many obstacles and joys that accompany lives devoted to faith and service.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594733031
Publisher:
Skylight Paths Publishing
Publication date:
03/01/2011
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
931,494
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

PREFACE:THE HEAVENS OF FAITH,THE HARLEM OF LIFE
By Eboo Patel
EDITORS' INTRODUCTION

Part I: Why Do I Serve?
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.
The Drum Major Instinct
Why the Buddha Had Good Digestion, from Avadanasataka
In Praise of Generosity, from the Rig Veda
ABRAHAM JOSHUA HESCHEL
Solidarity, Reciprocity, and Sanctity, three selections from
Who Is Man?
TAYEB SALIH
A Handful of Dates, in The Wedding of Zein and Other Stories
JANE ADDAMS
The Subjective Necessity of Social Settlements, in Twenty Years at Hull-House
CHUANG-TZU
Action and Non-Action
Isaiah 58:2–12
SHIH TE
Three Poems
Luke 10:25–37
HAMZAYUSUF
Miserliness, from Purification of the Heart
FLANNERY O'CONNOR
The River, in A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories
THE DALAI LAMA
Compassion, from The Essential Dalai Lama: His Important Teachings
FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE
The Joy of Giving Joy, from On the Genealogy of Morality
Selfless Service, from the Bhagavad Gita
Surahs 93 and 107, from the Qur'an
TIM O'BRIEN
Church, in The Things They Carried
RABINDRANATH TAGORE
Section 50, from Gitanjali: Song Offerings
HAROLD M. SCHULWEIS
Between
WALTWHITMAN
The Base of All Metaphysics, in Leaves of Grass

Part II: Whom Do I Serve?
LAO-TZU
A Good Traveler Has No Fixed Plans, in the Tao Te Ching
DOROTHY DAY
The Faces of Poverty, in Loaves and Fishes
HAFIZ
The Difference Between
LESLIE MARMON SILKO
The Man to Send Rain Clouds
I. L. PERETZ
If Not Higher
ANNA SWIR
The Same Inside, in Talking to My Body
JOHN OSKISON
The Problem of Old Harjo
THICH NHAT HANH
Meditation on Compassion and Not Two, from Peace Is Every Step
The Legend of the Lowly Devotee, in The Tiruvaçagam
Ruth 1–4:22
CESAR CHAVEZ
The Mexican-American and the Church
CHITRA BANERJEE DIVAKARUNI
The Walk, from Leaving Yuba City
LINDA GREGG
The Shopping-Bag Lady, in Alma
BIDPAI
The Camel Driver and the Adder
VALERIE MARTIN
A Rich Young Man on the Road, from
Salvation: Scenes from the Life of St. Francis
RUMI
Say Yes Quickly
MIKHAIL NAIMY
His Grace

Part III: How Do I Serve?
GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS
God’s Grandeur
SWAMI VIVEKANANDA
The Secret of Work, in The Complete Works, I:3
SHOLOM ALEICHEM
Reb Yozifl and the Contractor, in Inside Kasrilevke
RYOKAN
First Days of Spring
WILLIAM TREVOR
Sitting with the Dead, in A Bit on the Side
UMAR FARUQ ABD-ALLAH
Mercy:The Stamp of Creation
MAHATMA GANDHI
Yajna,Welfare, and Service, from a letter to Narandas Gandhi, October 28, 1930
GEORGE ORWELL
Reflections on Gandhi, from the Partisan Review
MAIMONIDES
Levels of Giving, in Mishneh Torah
MARY OLIVER
The Buddha’s Last Instruction, in House of Light
MARK HELPRIN
North Light—A Recollection in the Present Tense, in Ellis Island and Other Stories
RUMI
Come Out and Give Something
PEGGY PAYNE
The Pure in Heart, in Revelation
GABRIELA MISTRAL
The House
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Proclamation of a National Fast-Day
KABIR
The Yogi Dyes His Garments
ANNE LAMOTT
Why I Make Sam Go to Church, from Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith

Appendix I Toward Action:The Interfaith Youth Core Model for Interfaith Reflection and Service
Appendix II Questions for Discussion
Appendix III Guide to Readings by Faith Tradition and Genre
About the Supporting Organizations
Permissions

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