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The Book of Miracles
Kenneth L. Woodward
This book, rather than focusing on the historicity of miracles, concentrates on the spiritual meaning within them. Included are miracle stories from Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islam.

1 "Imagine, if you will, a time when human beings lived in intimacy with God, and so with all other living beings and with one another. Imagine, then, that humankind emerged and separated itself from God, and from intimacy with other living beings. Imagine further that in their separateness, individuals imagined themselves as autonomous beings, distant not only from God but from their own common humanity. Imagine, finally, that these autonomous individuals were to rediscover their common humanity, their connections to other living beings – and eventually reuinite with God. This could be the story of the religions of the West. It could also…be the story of the religions of India. It might, perhaps, even be the story of the world. In that case, it would be the story of stories, the myth of all myths – and no less true for that."

2 "Jews and Christians, Muslims and Hindus all share the same experiences, what makes them differ one from the other is the insight into the meaning of those experiences. We cannot afford ignorance of what our next-door neighbors…may believe about the nature and destiny of humankind."

3 "Indeed, in an evolutionary world where everything is related to everything else, it is not hard to imagine a God who, in Himself, IS relationship."

4 "As Tenzin Gyatso, the fourteenth Dalai Lama, has reminded me – and others – so often, sympathetic understanding of another religion is important for the peoples of the planet."

5 "Each religion discloses the meaning and the power of the transcendent within the world of time and space."

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