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All-Abiding Love for the Religious Stranger

A Feature Review of
 

Holy Envy:
Finding God
in the Faith of Others

 
Barbara Brown Taylor

 
Hardback: HarperOne, 2019
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Reviewed by Alisa Williams
 


*** This review originally appeared 
on the Spectrum Magazine website.
It is reprinted here with permission.
 
“The only clear line I draw these days is this: when my religion tries to come between me and my neighbor, I will choose my neighbor… Jesus never commanded me to love my religion.” —Barbara Brown Taylor

 
Sitting on my desk as I write, right next to a copy of Barbara Brown Taylor’s latest book Holy Envy, is my Worldviews and Religion textbook from high school. I remember sitting in that sunlit classroom of Andrews Academy my senior year, learning about all of the world’s major religions from this slim textbook, produced by the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s Office of Education. Wrong, wrong, wrong the book seemed to intone, as it laid out these other religions, their flaws exposed to the light while Christianity’s remained in shadow.

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