The Faith Between Us: A Jew and a Catholic Search for the Meaning of God

The Faith Between Us: A Jew and a Catholic Search for the Meaning of God

by Scott Korb, Peter Bebergal

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Overview

Scott Korb and Peter Bebergal, two young progressives, share a secret: They believe in God. One is a former wannabe Catholic priest, the other a failed Jewish mystic, and they formed a friendship that's shaped by their common belief. In The Faith Between Us, they engage in a dialogue that ranges widely, from the mundane to the divine. They discuss finding religious meaning in their secular worlds, the moral implications of decisions both personal and political, their different religious cultures, and how their lives have been shaped by the pursuit of an authentic, livable faith.
Both a spiritual memoir and an examination of contemporary religion as it's played out in unconventional ways, The Faith Between Us offers an alternative vision of faith in America, one that is equally irreverent and devout, ironic and earnest. For everyone interested in a modern take on keeping faith-and in reclaiming religion from the fundamentalists and literalists who have co-opted it for the right and those on the left who dismiss its redemptive power-The Faith Between Us will be an engaging and thought-provoking read.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596919884
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publication date: 12/06/2008
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 329 KB

About the Author

Scott Korb received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin and graduate degrees from Union Seminary and Columbia University. He has written for Harper's, Gastronomica, the Revealer, Commonweal, and Killing the Buddha. He lives in Brooklyn.

Scott Korb is Professor in the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University, USA. He is the associate editor of The Harriet Jacobs Family Papers (University of North Carolina Press, 2008); co-author of The Faith Between Us (Bloomsbury, 2007); and author of Life in Year One: What the World Was Like in First-Century Palestine (Riverhead, 2010)
Peter Bebergal graduated from Brandeis University and the Harvard Divinity School. His essays, stories, and interviews have appeared in Salon, Nextbook, Beliefnet, the Believer, and the Boston Globe. He is also an editor at Zeek. Peter teaches writing at Simmons College and lives with his wife and son in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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