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Religion scholar Diana Eck is director of the Pluralism Project, which seeks to map the In this tenth-anniversary edition of Encountering God, Eck shows why . Religion scholar Diana Eck is director of the Pluralism Project, which seeks to map the new religious diversity of the United States, particularly the increasing. In these excerpts from her new book, Diana Eck describes her own theological journey – from Bozeman, Montana, to Banaras, India, from the Gallatin River to.

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Then she describes the importance of pluralism for peaceful coexistence of cultures and religions in our diverse world, quoting and relying on the teachings of Gandhi, Swami Vivekananda, Martin Luther King, John Hick, and many others.

One person found this helpful. The centerpiece of the book is her argument for religious and spiritual pluralism. Jun 05, Jonelle rated it really liked it Shelves: She was involved in the interfaith dialogue program of the World Council of Churches for fifteen years. Feb 27, Roger Mohr rated it really liked it Shelves: Feb 15, Roya marked it as to-read.

“Encountering God” by Diana Eck

Brentney rated it liked it Aug 25, Beacon Press- Religion – pages. Eck has much to say that everyone should listen to when it comes to whether your God is my God, and vice versa.

I liked the author’s combination of personal story and academic presentation — it lengthens the book but strengthens her argument. She reveals how her own encounters with other religions have shaped and enlarged her Christian faith toward a bold new Christian pluralism.

I took an adult ed class at my Presbyterian Church on using spiritual practices from other religions for prayer and the speaker recommended this book.

Eck states that if we don’t find a way to come together we’ll never solve the conflicts that we face. There was not enough time to finish reading while encpuntering the monastery, so I bought a copy for myself when I got home.


Very interesting so far. About the author, Eck, going to India to learn about Hinduism and what she does is change the way she felt about Christianity. Her Christian faith commitment is apparent, as is her dedication to dialogue, and she has managed deftly to balance the two, presenting a nuanced discussion of the richness that can be gained from such authentic encounters both here and abroad. Customers who bought this item also bought. It was a very easy and accessible read, really no background in religion needed to understand it, and it was very positive.

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Review ‘In a splendid exposition of non-Christian approaches to God, Eck encourages an increased religious literacy that she suggests will contribute richness and diversity to our national identity. That last line’s a pun, read the book a Good book overall, Eck isn’t always clear when she’s leaving a “History of Religions” approach to her subjects and going into either personal reflection although that’s mostly clear or her own Theology The last chapters comprise a long plea for pluralism and ecumenism that seemed superfluous to this reader, and probably to most — encluntering who would have stayed with the book that far would not need those last chapters to efk us of the need dianna pluralism and acceptance.

A Spiritual Journey from Bozeman to Banaras. In this tenth-anniversary edition of Encountering God, Eck shows why dialogue with people of other faiths remains crucial in today’s interdependent world–globally, nationally, and even locally.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. As someone who lacks the courage for such adventure, her account allowed me to experience the Hindu culture of Banaras vicariously.

McCutcheon Limited preview – Eck Beacon Press- Religion – pages 1 Review https: Overall, it’s not the easiest read, but definitely well worth it. Write a customer eiana.


She explores the religions of Asia with insight and respect, asking the question, “How must this affect my own beliefs? She was a Christian writing for Christians, so if you’re not Christian this could piss you off in some places, if you are Christian please don’t take everything ecm says about other wisdom traditions to be ultimate truth.

Oct 20, MacK rated it it was ok Shelves: I could also relate to the author’s experiences on a personal level, since I grew up with a strong Catholic worldview which was then quite shaken by the semester I spent in India in college. Chronicles the author’s journey from her Methodist childhood, through studying Hinduism encouuntering India, to embracing a pluralist view that allows her to simultaneously practice her own Christian faith and honor other world religions.

I want to read more like ecck. It’s surprising to me how so few writers are able to do this.

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Aug 11, Leroy Seat rated it really liked it. This book was inspired by the author’s experiences growing up a Methodist in Montana and then traveling to Banaras Varanasi in India as a college student, where she studied and learned about Hinduism. This is a really nice comparative religion book, comparing Christianity and Hinduism. I came away wiser and almost totally in agreement with the author.

Sep 11, Stephanie Curran rated it it gd amazing Shelves: Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. She takes great scholarly care to lay out the problems with the alternatives to pluralism, namely religious exclusivity and religious inclusivity.

Introducing Theologies of Religions.