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Tamara Park went on a low-budget pilgrimage from Rome to Jerusalem with two of her young adult friends. Along the way she asked people to describe God for her. As a Christian with a conservative background—her father worked for Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker when she was growing up—she knew she was taking a risk that her encounters would lead her to an enlarged or even different understanding of God. While the latter didn’t happen, along the way she seems to have changed her mind about Muslims—from thinking they worship a different God to believing that some at least know the same God she knows. Her project of buttonholing total strangers to ask them about how they view God borders on spiritual exploitation, and the responses she gets are usually quite superficial.

 

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