From Bubble to Bridge Paperback

Educating Christians for a Multifaith World

by Marion H Larson

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In a world filled to the brim with beliefs of all kinds, From Bubble to Bridge explores where Christianity fits into all these voices. 

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For anyone wanting to learn, or share, about where Christianity belongs in a multi-faith world, From Bubble to Bridge gives you the tools and thoughts to help the Church engage with people of other religions. An issue of growing importance in an increasingly diverse world.

Understanding our religious neighbours is more important than ever--but also more challenging.

In a world of deep religious strife and increasing pluralism it can seem safer to remain inside the "bubble" of our faith community. Christian college campuses in particular provide a strong social bubble that reinforces one's faith identity in distinction from the wider society. Many Christians worry that engaging in interfaith dialogue will require watering down their faith and accepting other religions as equally true.

Bethel University professors Marion Larson and Sara Shady not only make the case that we can love our religious neighbours without diluting our commitment, but also offer practical wisdom and ideas for turning our faith bubbles into bridges of religious inclusion and interfaith engagement. Drawing on the parables of Jesus, research on inter-religious dialogue, and their own classroom experience, Larson and Shady provide readers with the tools they need to move beyond the bubble.

Interfaith dialogue is difficult, and From Bubble to Bridge is the timely guide we have been waiting for.

From Bubble to Bridge by Marion H Larson was published by InterVarsity Press in January 2017. The ISBN for From Bubble to Bridge is 9780830851560.

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Foreword by Eboo Patel
Introduction: Out of the Bubble

1. Why Interfaith Engagement? A Civic Imperative
The World is a Really Big Place - Tanden Brekke

2. Why Interfaith Engagement? A Religious Imperative
I Want to Know My Neighbours - Janna B.

3. Aren't We Better Off in the Bubble? Remedies from Two Parables
You Don't Have to Water Down Your Identity - Amber Hacker

4. A Model for Interfaith Dialogue
Bearing Witness to the Love of Jesus - Rachael McNeal

5. Cultivating Virtues for Interfaith Engagement
Cultivating a Deeper Understanding of the Diverse Communities of Which I Am a Part - Anna Wilson

6. Inside the Bubble: Creating a Nurturing Learning Environment
There is Power in Stories and Face-to-Face Interaction - Amy Poppinga

7. Inside the Bubble: Sample Learning Activities
Why I'm Glad I Skipped Large Group - Greg Damhorst

8. Interfaith Engagement Beyond the Bubble
A Christian in the Muslim Student Association - April Lenker
Sometimes It Takes One - Ola Mohamed

Conclusion: Across the Bridge


Details for From Bubble to Bridge

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherInterVarsity Press (January 2017)
Number of Pages208
Thickness15 mm
Height208 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code4490529
Page last updated 2nd October 2018
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