Beside Still Waters - Table of Contents

Jews, Christians, and the Way of the Buddha


288 pages, 6 x 9 inches


ISBN 9780861713363

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Foreword by Jack Miles       

Part One: Jewish Voices

It’s a No-Karma Event (Sylvia Boorstein)
From JUBU to OJ (Nathan Katz)
Becoming Who You Always Were: The Story of a Zen Rabbi (Alan Lew)
Enriching Awareness: A Jewish Encounter with Buddhism (Sandra B. Lubarsky)
The Garden in the Middle (Richard G. Marks)
Interview, April 25, 2001 (Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi)
The Impact of Buddhism (Sheila PeltzWeinberg)

Part Two: Christian Voices

Contacts with Buddhism: A Christian Confession (John B. Cobb, Jr.)
Close Encounters of a Certain Kind (Ruben L.F. Habito)
Loving Someone You Can’t See (Robert A. Jonas)
The Mommy and the Yogi  (Sallie B. King)
The Light of Buddhist Wisdom and the Three Births (Sister Elaine MacInnes, O.L.M.)
Living in God’s Grace (Terry C. Muck)
On Becoming a Buddhist Christian (Maria Reis Habito)

Part Three: Perspectives on Jewish and Christian Encounters with the Way of the Buddha

A Sociological Perspective
Interfaith Encounter and Religious Identity: Sociological Observations and Reflections (E. Burke Rochford, Jr.)

A Jewish Perspective 
To Learn and to Teach: Some Thoughts on Jewish-Buddhist Dialogue (Arthur Green)

A Christian Perspective
An Appreciation of Christian Appreciations of Buddhism’s “Still Waters” (William R. Burrows)

A Buddhist Perspective
Calling, Being Called (Norman Fischer)

Suggested Reading: An Annotated List 
Additional Reading 
About the Contributors 
About the Editors