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There Must Be YOU: Leonard Swidler's Journey to Faith and Dialogue

There Must Be YOU: Leonard Swidler's Journey to Faith and Dialogue

by River Adams


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 2901498202137
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 10/07/2014
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

River Adams grew up a classically trained pianist in Soviet Russia, came to America as a Jewish refugee, and became a Christian by way of conversion. She is an alumna of Harvard Divinity School and a former Assistant Professor of Catholic Studies at Rosemont College. She writes on biblical themes and on themes of peace and justice, and she runs a blog on faith and theology

Table of Contents

Preface xiii

Acknowledgments xix

Introduction xxi

Prologue: In the City of Neighborhoods: Philadelphia 1

Talking to Per Faaland 3

Talking to Len 6

Part I At the Source of the River

After him, the deluge came! 11

Chapter 1 Of Cabbages, Kings, and the American Dream: Lens father 13

Talking to Len 29

Chapter 2 Chubby the Dog 32

Chapter 3 Dialogue in Utero 35

Talking to Len 39

Chapter 4 Samuel's Irish Rose: Len's mother 42

Talking to Len 46

Chapter 5 "On These Magic Shores": Childhood 49

Talking to Len 52

Childhood (cont'd) 56

Part II Downstream

Chapter 6 Naval Engagements and Other Teaching Moments: St. Norbert College 65

Talking to Len 78

Chapter 7 From Prayer to Contemplation: The Norbertines 82

Talking to Len 91

Chapter 8 The Road Not Taken: St. Paul Seminary 95

Talking to Len 101

Forward to Marquette 104

Part III Upstream

Chapter 9 If Feminism Was Good Enough for Jesus 109

Talking to Len 110

If Feminism Was Good Enough for Jesus (cont'd) 114

Chapter 10 Hostels, Hostiles, and the Big World: backpacking through Europe 117

Chapter 11 "Their Exits and Their Entrances": graduate studies, here and abroad 136

Talking to Len 144

Chapter 12 Do We Not Bleed? Healing the Oberammergau Passion Play 150

Talking to Racelle Weiman 154

Talking to Len 162

Chapter 13 "One Man in His Time": Hans Kung, the global ethic, and the founding of ARCC 165

Part IV Toward the Ocean-Teaching

Chapter 14 Minds and Hearts: Pittsburgh 179

Chapter 15 For Living Well: Temple University 187

Talking to Len 196

Chapter 16 "Beyond This Flood a Frozen Continent": Japan 202

Talking to Len 207

Part V Toward the Ocean-Dialogue

Chapter 17 Around the World in 280 Days: the life-changing sabbatical 217

Talking to Len 248

Chapter 18 Dialogue Decalogue and Other Astute Alliterations 251

Talking to Paul Mojzes 254

Dialogue Decalogue (cont'd) 256

Part VI The Ocean of YOU

Talking to Len 261

Chapter 19 Church Named Dialogue: "Love and do what you will" 265

Talking to Len 271

Bibliography 275

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