Eck, Diana L.
Most widely held works about Diana L Eck
Most widely held works by Diana L Eck
A new religious America : how a "Christian country" has now become the world's most religiously diverse nation by Diana L Eck ( Book )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 1,889 libraries worldwide
The author reports on the results of her Pluralism Project, a study in which she enlisted students to investigate the diversity of religion in their own hometowns, and discusses what the changes in America's religious landscape mean, and the challenges of creating a cohesive society out of the diversity.
Encountering God : a spiritual journey from Bozeman to Banaras by Diana L Eck ( Book )
26 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,345 libraries worldwide
In the summer of 1965, as young Americans everywhere struggled to come to terms with the war in Vietnam and the crises of the civil rights movement, Diana Eck was a college student learning Hindi in preparation for her first visit to India. It was a trip that would change her life, bringing her into relationships with non-Christians such as the former freedom fighter Achyut Patwardhan and the philosopher Krishnamurti, whose insights challenged her to examine her own Christian faith from a radically new perspective. Now in the 1990s the challenge of responding to the problem of religious difference is virtually universal. Is only one religion true? Is there a way ahead in a world of interreligious strife? Today most Americans have encountered religions not their own: a neighbor practices Buddhist meditation, one's child has a Muslim classmate, or a friend extends an invitation to a Christmas Eve service or a Passover seder. In Encountering God, Eck reflects on the questions posed by her own ongoing encounter with Hindus, Buddhists, and Muslims. Her vivid story reminds us that interfaith dialogue "does not usually begin with philosophy or theory, but with experience and relationships." Eck considers the spiritual questions that perplex each of us, Hindu or Christian, devout or not: Who is God? How are we to pray? What are we to believe in the face of inexplicable suffering and death? Eck insists as a Christian that her relations with people of other faiths have helped her to think about these questions and deepened her own faith. Above all, Encountering God instructs us in the urgent need for dialogue among the world's faiths as we enter the twenty-first century. Eck believes understanding between Christians and people of other faiths is not only possible but essential to our common future. As we confront our growing interdependence in a global community, she argues that we must all reach beyond mere "tolerance" of other religions toward a genuine pluralism based on respect for religious differences and openness to mutual transformation.
Darśan : seeing the divine image in India by Diana L Eck ( Book )
17 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and Swedish and held by 931 libraries worldwide
Banāras, City of Light by Diana L Eck ( Book )
23 editions published between 1982 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 882 libraries worldwide
Speaking of faith : global perspectives on women, religion and social change ( Book )
3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 479 libraries worldwide
Papers presented at an international conference, 1983, organized by Harvard University.
On common ground world religions in America by Diana L Eck ( )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 445 libraries worldwide
Explores the history, beliefs, and current practices of fifteen religious traditions in the United States.
Speaking of faith : cross-cultural perspectives on women, religion, and social change ( Book )
6 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 219 libraries worldwide
Papers presented at an international conference, 1983, organized by the Harvard University.
Occupied with nonviolence : a Palestinian woman speaks by Jean Zaru ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 183 libraries worldwide
Devotion divine : Bhakti traditions from the regions of India : studies in honour of Charlotte Vaudeville ( Book )
4 editions published in 1991 in English and Multiple languages and held by 148 libraries worldwide
A new religious America : how a "Christian country" has become the world's most religiously diverse nation by Diana L Eck ( Book )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 108 libraries worldwide
This exploration of the new religious landscape of America by a leading world religions professor traces the history of freedom of religion in the United States and highlights the challenges posed by intolerance and hatred. Newly revised and updated.
America's new religious landscape ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 107 libraries worldwide
"Since the 1965 Immigration Act, the United States has emerged as the world's most religiously diverse country. The stories, perspectives, interviews, and images featured in this program offer an opportunity for informed dialogue about encountering these religions, both ancient and new, and appreciating their complexity.In-depth segments filmed at locations around the country spotlight emerging communities of Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, and Hasidim." --Container.
Great world religions beliefs, practices, histories ( Recording )
3 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 102 libraries worldwide
Becoming the Buddha in L.A ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
Buddhist monks and disciples living in Los Angeles discuss the process of becoming Buddhist.
Pluralism in America ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
Dr. Eck considers the essential question facing American society to be how Americans of all faiths and beliefs can engage with one another to shape a country of positive pluralism. The great diversity of religious beliefs in the U.S. has become what she calls "Main Street phenomenon," and she addresses religious pluralism in terms of global, national, civic and theological issues.
The Pluralism Project ( )
in English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
The Project studies and documents the growing religious diversity of the United States, with a special view to its new immigrant religious communities. Recounts the project's history and offers access to an events calendar, project affiliates, images, and related articles. Lists advisors and includes project research. Provides access to project files, bibliographies, syllabi, and a directory of religious centers. Links to the committee and university home pages and to other religious resources.
Acting on faith women's new religious activism in America ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
A documentary film that offers an intimate look at the lives and work of three American women - one Buddhist, one Hindu, and one Muslim - for whom faith, activism, and identity are deeply intertwined. The film shows these women at work, with their families, and at play. We hear them reflect on their experiences, and tell us in their own voices what kinds of identities they seek to build ? for themselves and for their communities. Their stories help us to consider the compatibility of feminism and religion, and the tension of being a voice of critique without alienating one's community or inviting outside prejudice. Their strategies are simple yet surprising: Shamita Das Dasgupta uses strong female figures in Hindu myth to provide encouragement to battered women to leave abusive husbands; Laila Al-Marayati illustrates how the Muslim principle of 'zakat' served as the inspiration for the first free clinic in South Central Los Angeles; Mushim Ikeda-Nash integrates the uniquely relational experiences of women into the American Buddhist practice. This film offers insight into, and encourages dialogue on, the powerful streams of thought and action that are being created by women activists of different religious and cultural traditions here in the United States. It is a face-to-face encounter with the women who are pioneering this new religious activism.
World religions in Boston ( Book )
5 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Great world religions beliefs, practices, and histories ( Recording )
2 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
World religions in Boston : a guide to communities and resources ( Book )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Banāras : Stadt d. Lichts by Diana L Eck ( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in Undetermined and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Art Bhakti Biography Buddhism Buddhism--Customs and practices Buddhism--Discipline Buddhism--Doctrines Buddhism--Social aspects Buddhist monks California--Los Angeles Christianity Christianity and other religions Christianity and other religions--Hinduism Christians Conference proceedings Devotion Directories Documentary television programs Eck, Diana L Feminism--Religious aspects Hindu architecture Hindu art Hindu gods Hinduism Hinduism--Relations--Christianity Hinduism--Study and teaching--Audio-visual aids Hindu symbolism History Idols and images India India--Vārānasi (Uttar Pradesh) Interactive multimedia Islam Judaism Manners and customs Military occupation--Social aspects Nonfiction television programs Palestinian Arabs Religion Religion and sociology Religions Religions--Relations Religious life--Hinduism Religious pluralism Sikhism Social change United States West Bank--Rām Allāh Women and religion Women--Social conditions
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