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

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  • Copyright: 2012-04-30
  • Publisher: Orbis Books

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Author Biography

Jennifer Howe peace is assistant professor of interfaith studies at Andover Newton Theological School and co-director of CIRCLE: The Center for Inter-Religious and Communal Leadership Education (a joint venture of Hebrew College and Andover Newton Theological School). Rabbi Or N. Rose is director of the Center for Global Judaism at Hebrew College and co-director of CIRCLE. Gregory Mobley is professor of Christian Bible at Andover Newton Theological School and co-founder of CIRCLE. He is an ordained American Baptist minister.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introductionp. xvii
Encountering the Neighbor
Entering without Knockingp. 3
Water Carriersp. 7
What Would Roy and Alice Do?p. 11
The Hijabi Monologuesp. 17
Interfaith Incognito: What a Hindu Nun Learned from Evangelical Christiansp. 20
God Is Greaterp. 25
My Ever-Present Interfaith Interlocutorsp. 30
It Begins with a Textp. 36
Viewing Home Anew
Trouble Prayingp. 45
What the Rabbi Taught the Reverend about the Baby Jesusp. 48
When I Get to Heavenp. 51
An Accidental Dialoguerp. 56
A Monk's Giftp. 62
The Prayer God Could Not Answer: A Métis-Aboriginal Encounterp. 68
How a Daoist Fire-Walking Ceremony Made Me an Episcopalianp. 73
Redrawing Our Maps
Belief-O-Matic and Mep. 83
Gambling on Hope: One Shared Faithp. 86
"Never Was There a Time…": Crossing Over to Hinduism from Roman Catholicism through the Bhagavad Gitap. 93
Dearly Belovedp. 100
Why Don't You Just Convert?p. 106
The State of the Heart in Multifaith Relationshipsp. 109
"This War of Words and This Tumult of Opinions": The Beginning of a Dialogue with Mormonsp. 112
"Oh How You've Spun Me 'Round, Darling"p. 117
Theological Goosebumps: A Turning Point in My Interfaith Journeyp. 120
Unpacking Our Belongings
Never Again: A Muslim Visits the Nazi Death Campsp. 127
The Lessons We Learn as Childrenp. 131
Encountering the Muslim "Other" at Harvardp. 135
It's Complicatedp. 138
What I Learned in Zenica about Forgivenessp. 144
Learning to See God in Everyonep. 149
The Ambiguities of Liberation and Oppression: Assuming Responsibility for One's Traditionp. 154
All My Relationsp. 159
Stepping across the Line
A Christian Confronts a Zen Roanp. 165
Double-Edged Daggersp. 172
Jesus Appeared to Babajip. 177
Under the Bodhi Treep. 182
How We Prayp. 185
The Canine-Buddhist Dialoguep. 188
Otherness and Wonder: A Christian Experiences Mokshap. 192
What Mast Ram Baba Dropped into My Bowlp. 197
Finding Fellow Travelers
What I Found in the Chapelp. 207
If Muhammad Had Not Spokenp. 211
Sewing in Silencep. 214
The Solitude of Contemplative Life: A Buddhist-Benedictine Friendshipp. 220
Holy Chutzpah: Lessons from William Sloane Coffinp. 224
Out Beyond: Forging Resistance and Hope through Multireligious Friendshipp. 228
Finding Faith on the Road: Where Deep Commitment and Genuine Openness Meetp. 234
Repairing Our Shared World
The Heroes IWas Looking Forp. 243
A Community, Not Simply a Coalitionp. 249
Dwelling Together in the Tent of Abraham, Hagar, and Sarahp. 252
Practicing in the "Temples of Human Experience"p. 258
The Value of a Pesop. 261
A Test of Characterp. 264
Contributorsp. 267
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