Radhanath Swami and Francis Clooney, two people whose deep journeys into their very own Hindu and Christian faiths haven’t solely cause them to encounter God however the custom of the opposite.
Francis Clooney’s determination to show in Katmandu, Nepal, as a part of his Jesuit missionary coaching, ushered his introduction to numerous religions and a lifelong examine in comparative theology. Clooney is Professor of Comparative Theology and Director of the Middle for the examine of World Religions at Harvard. His quite a few publications embody Past Evaluate: St. Francis and Sri Vedanta Desika on Loving Give up to God (2008), The Fact, the Manner, the Life: Christian Commentary on the Three Holy Mantras of the Srivaisnava Hindus (2008), and Comparative Theology: Deep Studying throughout Spiritual Borders (2010). He has been a Roman Catholic priest for over 30 years and is a member of the Society of Jesus.
Radhanath Swami was born right into a Jewish household within the suburbs of Chicago in 1950. On the age of 19, he traveled to Europe and hitchhiked his option to India in his seek for God. His journeys allowed him to review most of the world’s main traditions of their nation of origin. These adventures are gathered in his latest autobiography, The Journey Dwelling: Autobiography of an American Swami (2010). He has been a Hindu monk for the previous 40 years and leads a congregation of over 10,000 in and round Mumbai, India.