The Tent of Abraham is the first book to tell the entire story of Abraham and to reenergize it as a basis for peace. Written by three leaders belonging to different faiths, the book explores in accessible language the mythic quality and the teachings of reconciliation that are embedded in the Torah, the Qur'an, and the Bible.
About the Author
Joan Chittister, OSB, is an international lecturer and award-winning author of more than thirty-five books, including The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully. She is founder and executive director of Benetvision, a resource and research center for contemporary spirituality located in Erie, Pennsylvania. She serves as co-chair of the Global Peace Initiative of Women and the Network of Spiritual Progressives.
Rabbi Arthur O. Waskow is recognized as one of the leading thinkers of the Jewish renewal movement. He has been at the forefront of creating Jewish renewal theory, practice and institutions. He founded and directs The Shalom Center, and is a Pathfinder of ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal, an international network. He is founder and editor of the journal "New Menorah, "and helped found the Fabrangen Cheder and the National Havurah Committee. His previous books include "Godwrestling; Godwrestling Round 2: Ancient Wisdom, Future Paths, " which was named "Best Religion Book of the Year"; "The Freedom Seder; Seasons of Our Joy; "Freedom Journeys: The Tale of Exodus and Wilderness across Millennia; Torah of the Earth: Exploring 4,000 Years of Ecology in Jewish Thought, Vol. 1: Biblical Israel and Rabbinic Judaism; Torah of the Earth: Exploring 4,000 Years of Ecology in Jewish Thought, Vol. 2: Zionism and Eco-Judaism; and "Down-to-Earth Judaism." He is the co-editor of "Trees, Earth, Torah: A Tu B'Shvat Anthology "(Jewish Publication Society).He and his wife, Phyllis Berman, who is also a leader of Jewish renewal, often join to speak, teach new forms of prayer and lead retreats and workshops in many Jewish and interreligious settings. Together they wrote "Tales of Tikkun: New Jewish Stories to Heal the Wounded World. "
Waskow lives in the Philadelphia area. He has two grown children of his own, is "associate parent" for two others and has one son-in-law and one daughter-in-law.Rabbi Arthur O. Waskow is available to speak on the following topics: Freedom Journeys across MillenniaJewish Wisdom on the Earth and Human EarthlingsPraying with Our Legs: Social Action Rooted in Spiritual CommitmentTransformative JudaismThe Flow of Jewish TimeClick here to contact the author.
The Palestinian/Israeli conflict has elicited many books exhorting political and religious peace in the Middle East, but none has appealed to individual minds and hearts quite like this one. —LibraryJournal, starred review
"The stories of our common ancestors told in this book with such creative imagination inspire all of us to build community across the walls that normally divide us." —Bob Edgar, general secretary, National Council of Churches
"This book will open your eyes to the possibilities for collaborative work between our traditions and is a must-read for those doing interfaith peacework." —Tikkun