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Holy envy : finding God in the faith of others / Barbara Brown Taylor.

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  • ISBN: 9780062406569
  • ISBN: 0062406566
  • Physical Description: 238 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: San Francisco : HarperOne,¬†an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2019]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
The smaller picture -- Religion 101 -- Vishnu's almonds -- Wave not ocean -- Holy envy -- The nearest neighbors -- Disowning God -- The shadow-bearers -- Failing Christianity -- Born again -- Divine diversity -- In the name of the God you didn't make up -- The final exam -- The church of the common ground.
Summary, etc.:
This book is a small window on a large subject. Set at a private liberal arts college in the foothills of the Appalachians, it is the story of a Christian minister who lost her way in the church and found a new home in the classroom, where the course she taught most often was not Introduction to the New Testament but Religions of the World. As soon as she recovered from the shock of meeting God in so many new hats, she fell for every religion she taught. When she taught Judaism, she wanted to be a rabbi. When she taught Buddhism, she wanted to be a monk. It was only when she taught Christianity that the fire sputtered, because her religion looked so different once she saw it lined up with the others. She always promised her students that studying other faiths would not make them lose their own - then she lost hers, or at least the one she started out with. This is the story of how that happened and what happened next. [Taylor] tackles the questions, worries, and concerns that arise when we encounter "difference" and "others." This is not a primer on religions; instead, she explores what is opened and what is revealed when we accept the invitation to investigate all the wonder before us. Here we learn not only that God's preferred language is driven by curiosity and specializes in questions, but we also discover the spiritual riches God can teach us from the faith of others.-- Publisher.
Subject: Taylor, Barbara Brown.
Genre: Spiritual biography.

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