Saturday, September 13, 2008

Interview with Gus diZerega on Pagan-Christian Dialogue

It was a pleasure to work with Gus diZerega as a contributing author for Beyond the Burning Times: A Pagan and Christian in Dialogue (Lion, 2008). Gus has been interviewed on The Wildhunt blog regarding his thoughts and experiences related to the book and Pagan-Christian dialogue. Here's how the interview is introduced:

Author and academic Gus diZerega is one of the strongest Pagan voices on the importance of Christian-Pagan dialog. His 2001 book "Pagans & Christians: The Personal Spiritual Experience" was a bridge-building work that sought to begin a reconciliation between Pagans and Christians, and emphasized a need for more communication. Now, the journey that started with "Pagans & Christians" continues with "Beyond the Burning Times: A Pagan and Christian in Dialogue", a truly open conversation with Australian theologian Philip Johnson that explores our differences and similarities. I was lucky enough to conduct an e-mail interview with Gus diZerega concerning this book, what he learned from the experience, and why Christians seem to worry so much about the Pagan resurgence.

I encourage my evangelical readers to engage in a process of critical self-reflection in light of Gus' thoughts. The interview can be found here.

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