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Engaging Others, Knowing Ourselves

A Lutheran Calling in a Multi-Religious World

Carol Schersten LaHurd, editor
Darrell Jodock and Kathryn Mary Lohre,
consulting editors

Freed in Christ to engage our neighbors in a multi-religious world, Christians live and work in an increasingly multi-ethnic and multi-religious context. How does this affect their calling to serve their neighbors and their community? What resources does the Lutheran Christian tradition offer? Woven into this book are more than fifty stories of ELCA inter-religious engagement. These examples from local ministry settings are supplemented by practical tips, theological reflection, and historical analysis. The result is a guide for study, discussion, and action as a contribution toward the 500th observance of the Reformation in 2017 and beyond.

A thoughtful reflection on what it means to live out one’s faith in an increasingly diverse America. Grounded in a particular Lutheran perspective, the authors and their case study collaborators both invite us to learn from real-life encounters and challenge us to consider: How can we be both host for and guest among our neighbors?
Diana L. Eck, Ph.D., Director, The Pluralism Project, Harvard University

How do we live and witness as Christians in a multi-religious world? This urgent question calls each of us to greater religious literacy, deeper listening, courageous conversations and bold actions that serve the common good. This exceptional book provides rich insights and practical examples as together we live that question.
Pastor Mark S. Hanson, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Presiding Bishop Emeritus; Distinguished Fellow, Bernhard Christensen Center for Vocation, Augsburg College

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has been a leader in inter-religious dialogue and relations since its inception; today dialogue is more important than ever. This volume provides accessible, practical information for Lutheran Christians (and others!) who want to engage in this essential activity.
Rabbi David Fox Sandmel, Ph.D., Director of Interfaith Affairs, Anti-Defamation League

This book will be a powerful tool in spreading hope and constructive engagement. Please bring out this book as soon as you can, and help us to educate people of all faiths with this guide as a role model for all.
Sayyid Syeed, Ph.D., National Director, Office for Interfaith & Community Alliances, Islamic Society of North America

A thoughtful, timely, and relevant resource for ELCA congregations, communities, and members. In particular, we commend it to young people who are considering how to live faith-filled Christian, Lutheran lives in an inter-religious world and the ELCA colleges who form many of them for vocations within and outside of the Church. The ELCA is a leader in inter-religious commitment, and this text demonstrates the commitment clearly.
Eboo Patel, Founder and President, and Katie Bringman Baxter, Vice President of Programs, Inter-faith Youth Core

This is a book of stories and reflections from a Lutheran campfire of pastors, college students, and theological teachers, called and sent into the new land of many religions. Because of Christ Jesus, we meet our Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, and Sikh neighbors in friendship, listening, learning, and sharing, faith to faith. Welcome to the pilgrimage!
Pastor David L. Tiede, Ph.D., Luther Seminary Professor and President Emeritus

$10.00 each when ordered in quantities of 10 or more. This special quantity price will be reflected on the packing slip and in the billing.

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ISBN: 978-1-942304-13-5
192 Pages
Size: 6 x 9
Binding: Perfectbound
Publisher: Lutheran University Press
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