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Understanding Other Religious Worlds

J A Berling

Understanding Other Religious Worlds

J A Berling

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Judith Berling articulates a learning process to help Christians improve approaches to understanding other religious traditions. It is based on the difference between learning the facts about other religions & understanding them & their followers in a 'wholistic' manner.

- Publisher Judith Berling articulates a learning process by which Christians learn to understand and establish relationships with persons of other religions. She helps readers learn an experiential process that will help them evaluate and improve current approaches to understanding other religious traditions in both the classroom and churches. The book is built on the critical difference between learning facts about other religions and understanding them and their followers in a wholistic manner. More importantly, she argues that in the contemporary age, whether one's theology is conservative or liberal, incorporating the religious other as a conversation partner integral to one's own Christian identity is not optional but integral to living an authentic Christian life. Addressed primarily to Christian theological educators, but it will also be of serious interest to students preparing for life as ministers and teachers. A woman who has spent many years seeking understand Chinese religious life as a living reality to Westerners, Berling has bumped up against the limits of presenting facts to students and the idea that adding a history of religions or comparative religions course to the seminary curriculum can do the job. Her book is an excellent summary of recent discussions on the nature of theological learning. It moves from insights on the habitus of theological learning to show how the reality of worthy others needs to become part of every Christian's identity.

- Publisher "This book articulates a learning process to help educators improve approaches to other religious traditions. Understanding Other Religious Worlds distinguishes between learning facts about other religions and understanding them and their followers in a wholistic manner. Berling argues that incorporating the religious "other" in one's own Christian identity is integral to living an authentic Christian life."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

- Publisher

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Judith Berling articulates a learning process to help Christians improve approaches to understanding other religious traditions. It is based on the difference between learning the facts about other religions & understanding them & their followers in a 'wholistic' manner.
- Publisher

Judith Berling articulates a learning process by which Christians learn to understand and establish relationships with persons of other religions. She helps readers learn an experiential process that will help them evaluate and improve current approaches to understanding other religious traditions in both the classroom and churches. The book is built on the critical difference between learning facts about other religions and understanding them and their followers in a wholistic manner. More importantly, she argues that in the contemporary age, whether one's theology is conservative or liberal, incorporating the religious other as a conversation partner integral to one's own Christian identity is not optional but integral to living an authentic Christian life. Addressed primarily to Christian theological educators, but it will also be of serious interest to students preparing for life as ministers and teachers. A woman who has spent many years seeking understand Chinese religious life as a living reality to Westerners, Berling has bumped up against the limits of presenting facts to students and the idea that adding a history of religions or comparative religions course to the seminary curriculum can do the job. Her book is an excellent summary of recent discussions on the nature of theological learning. It moves from insights on the habitus of theological learning to show how the reality of worthy others needs to become part of every Christian's identity.
- Publisher

"This book articulates a learning process to help educators improve approaches to other religious traditions. Understanding Other Religious Worlds distinguishes between learning facts about other religions and understanding them and their followers in a wholistic manner. Berling argues that incorporating the religious "other" in one's own Christian identity is integral to living an authentic Christian life."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
- Publisher

Meet the Author

J A Berling

Berling is Professor of Chinese and Comparative Religions, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California.

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  • Catalogue Code 239424
  • Product Code 1570755167
  • EAN 9781570755163
  • Pages 146
  • Department Academic
  • Category World Religions
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Orbis
  • Publication Date Jan 2004
  • Dimensions 242 x 154 x 9 mm
  • Weight 0.227kg

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