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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I liked the author’s combination of personal story and academic presentation — it lengthens the book but strengthens her argument.

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Diana Eck’s story of being a twenty-year-old white Christian college girl living in the crowded city of Banaras, India on the banks of the sacred Ganges River drew me in immediately. If you enountering a Christian, then it will help explain aspects of other religions – particularly Hinduism – that may be puzzling to you This is a great book to read – wise, lucid and balanced.

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 encountrring the richness that can be gained from such authentic encounters both here and abroad.

She reveals how her own encounters with other religions have shaped and enlarged her Christian faith toward a bold new Christian pluralism. May 29, Ellyn rated it liked it Shelves: Feb 19, Nick rated enfountering it was amazing Shelves: The primary purpose of the book is to promote the need for interreligious dialogue in our multicultural, interdependent world and to talk about all that we have in common and all that we can gain from understanding, respecting, and getting to know each other’s faiths.


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 Encountefing Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

Interfaith Dialogue at the Grass Roots. Chronicles the author’s journey from her Methodist childhood, through studying Hinduism in India, to embracing a pluralist view that allows her to simultaneously practice her own Christian faith and honor other world religions.

Apr 03, Laura rated it really liked it Recommends it for: It’s got a great section on the possible Christian attitudes toward other religions. It was a very easy and accessible read, really no background in religion needed to understand it, and it was very positive.

Diana Eck writes about religious pluralism, not form a syncretist point of view but as a life long Christian who’s beliefs were challenged by seeing first hand the faith of Hindus in India. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: My library Ebcountering Advanced Book Search.

About the author, Eck, going to India to learn about Hinduism and what she does is change the way she felt about Christianity. Eck explores religious plurality, the idea that differing religions can be seen and viewed as equals. The New Faces of Christianity: Great content to help guide an interfaith journey toward mutual understanding and relationship building.

Encountering God: a spiritual journey from Bozeman to Banaras – Diana L. Eck – Google Books

Rarely have I read a book about experiences in India that combine such intelligence with such deep openness to the truth of spirituality in traditions not one’s own. I most enjoyed the author’s personal reflections on how her Christian faith has been deepened and enriched by her encounters with Hindus and people of a variety of other faiths; I think I would have enjoyed the book more if it was less scholarly and more personal reflection although gov just me and not meant to be a criticism of the book.


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It challenges and takes time to absorb, but is not academic. Get to Know Us. Set up a giveaway. I think the beginning of the book is something you’re going to either agree with or not before you even begin reading, but encounteering end of the book is very thought provoking and it’s well worth the read.

Encountering God: A Spiritual Journey from Bozeman to Banaras – Diana L. Eck – Google Books

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