Encountering the Other

Christian and Multifaith Perspectives

Edited by Laura Duhan-Kaplan, Harry O. Maier

Encountering the Other

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  • Publication Date: 4/17/2020
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Christian and Multifaith Perspectives

Edited by Laura Duhan-Kaplan, Harry O. Maier

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  • Pages: 268
  • Publication Date: 4/17/2020
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About-

How do religious traditions create strangers and neighbors? How do they construct otherness? Or, instead, work to overcome it? In this exciting collection of interdisciplinary essays, scholars and activists from various traditions explore these questions. Through legal and media studies, they reveal how we see religious others. They show that Jewish, Christian, Islamic, and Sikh texts frame others in open-ended ways. Conflict resolution experts and Hindu teachers, they explain, draw on a shared positive psychology. Jewish mystics and Christian contemplatives use powerful tools of compassionate perception. Finally, the authors explain how Christian theology can help teach respectful views of difference. They are not afraid to discuss how religious groups have alienated one another. But, together, they choose to draw positive lessons about future cooperation.

Endorsements & Reviews-

“This remarkable book offers wise insights and practices to help us make the critical move from tolerance and respect of the other to actually celebrating differences in religion, culture, and race.”

—Jamal Rahman, author of Spiritual Gems of Islam



“This book is a wonderful contribution to the literature reflecting on accepting the ‘other,’ a major issue in our era of diversity. It is to be especially commended for reflecting Canadian religious issues and Canadian diversity, including indigenous people. The reader will be treated to different approaches to diversity including biblical exegesis, cinema, reflection on court cases, neuropsychology, and theology. Overall, a thoughtful and valuable collection.”

—Alan Brill, Seton Hall University



“The great strength of this volume of essays is that the authors engage the positive resources of their particular faith traditions for the sake of friendship, love of neighbor, and a more compassionate world. Religions have not always construed outsiders with generosity; however, these authors—with fidelity to their own deep faith commitment—do! What a hopeful volume.”

—Richard R. Topping, Vancouver School of Theology

Contributors-

Laura Duhan-Kaplan
Harry O. Maier

Bio(s)-

Laura Duhan-Kaplan is Director of Inter-Religious Studies and Professor of Jewish Studies at Vancouver School of Theology, Professor Emerita of Philosophy at University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and Rabbi Emerita of Or Shalom Synagogue. She is author of Family Pictures: A Philosopher Explores the Familiar (1998) and The Infinity Inside: Jewish Spiritual Practice through a Multi-faith Lens (2019).



Harry O. Maier is Professor of New Testament and Early Christian Studies at Vancouver School of Theology and Fellow of the Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies at the University of Erfurt. His most recent books include New Testament Christianity in the Roman World (2018) and Picturing Paul in Empire (2013).

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