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Beside Still Waters: Jews, Christians, and the Way of the Buddha written by Harold Kasimow

 

Beside Still Waters: Jews, Christians, and the Way of the Buddha written by Harold Kasimow

Overview:

A compelling question for people of faith today is how to remain committed to one's own religious tradition while being open to the beauty and truth of other religions. Many who have broadened their experience profess to have developed a deeper understanding of and a deeper commitment to their tradition of origin. This is what makes Beside Still Waters such a new and meaningful contribution. Rather than offering research or lectures, this book takes a deeply personal approach, allowing the reader to delve into the individual experiences of fourteen Jews and Christians whose encounters with Buddhism have truly impacted their sense of religious identity. Beside Still Waters upholds this point by way of the diverse and eloquent authors who lend their perspective in its pages. These include Sylvia Boorstein, John B. Cobb, Norman Fischer, Ruben Habito, and other important members of the Jewish, Christian, and scholarly communities, as well as a foreword by Jack Miles, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of God: A Biography. Their anecdotes and interviews collected here amount to an unprecedented and enduring work, sure to deepen our ability to understand each other, and ourselves.

Synopsis:

A compelling question for people of faith today is how to remain committed to one's own religious tradition while being open to the beauty and truth of other religions. Many who have broadened their experience profess to have developed a deeper understanding of and a deeper commitment to their tradition of origin. This is what makes Beside Still Waters such a new and meaningful contribution. Rather than offering research or lectures, this book takes a deeply personal approach, allowing the reader to delve into the individual experiences of fourteen Jews and Christians whose encounters with Buddhism have truly impacted their sense of religious identity. Beside Still Waters upholds this point by way of the diverse and eloquent authors who lend their perspective in its pages. These include Sylvia Boorstein, John B. Cobb, Norman Fischer, Ruben Habito, and other important members of the Jewish, Christian, and scholarly communities, as well as a foreword by Jack Miles, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of God: A Biography. Their anecdotes and interviews collected here amount to an unprecedented and enduring work, sure to deepen our ability to understand each other, and ourselves.

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