My Neighbor's Faith: Stories of Interreligious Encounter, Growth and Transformation

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570759581
  • Publisher: Orbis Books
  • Publication date: 2/1/2012
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 237,918
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Joan D. Chittister xi

Acknowledgments xv

Introduction xvii

Part I Encountering the Neighbor

1 Entering without Knocking Brian D. McLaren 3

2 Water Carriers Ibrahim Abdul-Matin 7

3 What Would Roy and Alice Do? Irving (Yitz) Greenberg 11

4 The Hijabi Monologues Zeenat Rahman 17

5 Interfaith Incognito: What a Hindu Nun Learned from Evangelical Christians Pravrajika Vrajaprana 20

6 God Is Greater Jennifer Howe Peace 25

7 My Ever-Present Interfaith Interlocutors Sherman A. Jackson 30

8 It Begins with a Text Burton L. Visotzky 36

Part II Viewing Home Anew

9 Trouble Praying Nancy Fuchs Kreimer 45

10 What the Rabbi Taught the Reverend about the Baby Jesus Gregory Mobley 48

11 When I Get to Heaven Rita Nakashima Brock 51

12 An Accidental Dialoguer Judith Plaskow 56

13 A Monk's Gift Arthur Green 62

14 The Prayer God Could Not Answer: A Métis-Aboriginal Encounter Wendy Peterson 68

15 How a Daoist Fire-Walking Ceremony Made Me an Episcopalian Judith Berling 73

Part III Redrawing Our Maps

16 Belief-O-Matic and Me Kecia Ali 83

17 Gambling on Hope: One Shared Faith Roger S. Gottlieb Bill J. Leonard 86

18 "Never Was There a Time…": Crossing Over to Hinduism from Roman Catholicism through the Bhagavad Gita Jeffery D. Long 93

19 Dearly Beloved Janet M. Cooper Nelson 100

20 Why Don't You Just Convert? Paul Raushenbush 106

21 The State of the Heart in Multifaith Relationships Najeeba Syeed-Miller 109

22 "This War of Words and This Tumult of Opinions": The Beginning of a Dialogue with Mormons Richard J. Mouw 112

23 "Oh How You've Spun Me 'Round, Darling" Homayra Ziad 117

24 Theological Goosebumps: A Turning Point in My Interfaith Journey Paul F. Knitter 120

Part IV Unpacking Our Belongings

25 Never Again: A Muslim Visits the Nazi Death Camps Abdullah Antepli 127

26 The Lessons We Learn as Children Ramdas Lamb 131

27 Encountering the Muslim "Other" at Harvard Ali S. Asani 135

28 It's Complicated Mary C. Boys 138

29 What I Learned in Zenica about Forgiveness Rodney L. Petersen 144

30 Learning to See God in Everyone Michael Lerner 149

31 The Ambiguities of Liberation and Oppression: Assuming Responsibility for One's Tradition Anantanand Rambachan 154

32 All My Relations Richard Twiss 159

Part V Stepping across the Line

33 A Christian Confronts a Zen Roan Ruben L. F. Habito 165

34 Double-Edged Daggers Valarie Kaur 172

35 Jesus Appeared to Babaji Charles P. Gibbs 177

36 Under the Bodhi Tree Varum Soni 182

37 How We Pray Daniel A. Berman 185

38 The Canine-Buddhist Dialogue Rodger Kamenetz 188

39 Otherness and Wonder: A Christian Experiences Moksha S. Mark Heim 192

40 What Mast Ram Baba Dropped into My Bowl John Makransky 197

Part VI Finding Fellow Travelers

41 What I Found in the Chapel Zalman Schachter-Shalomi 207

42 If Muhammad Had Not Spoken Samir Selmanovic 211

43 Sewing in Silence Laurie L. Patton 214

44 The Solitude of Contemplative Life: A Buddhist-Benedictine Friendship Judith Simmer-Brown 220

45 Holy Chutzpah: Lessons from William Sloane Coffin Or N. Rose 224

46 Out Beyond: Forging Resistance and Hope through Multireligious Friendship Rebecca Ann Parker in conversation with Ibrahim Farajajé 228

47 Finding Faith on the Road: Where Deep Commitment and Genuine Openness Meet Bradley Hirschfield 234

Part VII Repairing Our Shared World

48 The Heroes IWas Looking For Eboo Patel 243

49 A Community, Not Simply a Coalition Jonah Pesner Hnrmon Hamilton 249

50 Dwelling Together in the Tent of Abraham, Hagar, and Sarah Phyllis Berman Arthur Waskow 252

51 Practicing in the "Temples of Human Experience" Ji Hyang Padma 258

52 The Value of a Peso Miguel A. De La Torre 261

53 A Test of Character Jim Wallis 264

Contributors 267

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