Four Books with Interreligious Wisdom
ABRAHAM’S CHILDREN: LIBERTY AND TOLERANCE IN AN AGE OF RELIGIOUS CONFLICT
Edited by Kelly James Clark
Yale University Press, 2012
MY NEIGHBOR’S FAITH: STORIES OF INTERRELIGIOUS ENCOUNTER, GROWTH, AND TRANSFORMATION
Jennifer Howe Peace, Or Rose, and Gregory Mobley
Orbis Books, 2012
A GOD IN THE HOUSE: POETS TALK ABOUT FAITH
Edited by Ilya Kaminsky and Katherine Towler
Tupelo Press, 2012
GOD OF LOVE: A GUIDE TO THE HEART OF JUDAISM, CHRISTIANITY, AND ISLAM
by Mirabai Starr
Monkfish Book Publishing, 2012
One of the most hopeful developments in the contemporary religious world has been the growing recognition that there is a great deal of wisdom in the religious traditions of others. This is not merely the civic “tolerance” that emerged after World War II, but a willingness and even eagerness to learn from each other, as well as a willingness to engage in self-criticism. Each of these books offers such an interreligious opening.
My Neighbor’s Faith draws from a wide range of theologians, including Judith Plaskow, Brian McLaren, Ali S. Asani, and Anantanand Rambachan. A God in the House does the same for poets, with contributions from Carolyn Forché, Kazim Ali, Alicia Ostriker, and others.
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