Former Times Union reporter, author and visiting scholar at The Sage Colleges Christopher Ringwald has a new book, “A Day Apart: How Jews, Christians, and Muslims Find Faith, Freedom, and Joy on the Sabbath,” which is now available from Oxford University Press.
The book received a STARRED review in the January issue of Booklist, which called it “a valuable contribution to interfaith studies.”
In conjunction with the book, Ringwald also will be holding various public events:
In a compelling blend of journalism and scholarship, A DAY APART by Christopher Ringwald tells the story of the Sabbath from Creation to present. Ringwald captures the struggle, joy and inspiration of the day through the lives of three families-Jewish, Christian, and Muslim, including Ringwald’s own, and shows how they observe the holy day and what it means to them. Ringwald weaves these three very different ancestral experiences with his reflections to illuminate the history, theology, and philosophy of the holy day and its mystical and practical appeal. In the midst of global friction over religion, the holy day of rest offers common ground.
* Roundtable with author and families portrayed in A Day Apart.Wednesday, January 17. 5:30 pm potluck, 7 pm discussion.Catholic Worker House, 45 Trinity Place, Albany, NY 12207.Contact Fred Boehrer, 518 292-1727.
* Reception and book signing.Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007, 5:30-7 p.m., ,Opalka Gallery, Sage College of Albany, 140 New Scotland Ave. Albany, NY 12208 (at intersection of New Scotland and Lake avenues just west of Albany Medical Center).
* Lecture by author.Thursday, January 25, 2007.Albany Public Library, 161 Washington Ave., Albany, NYSponsored by Friends of the Albany Public Library. Contact John Sirin (518) 427-4344) or firstname.lastname@example.org
* Lecture by author with responses by Jewish and Muslim clerics (invited).Wednesday, February 28, 2007, 7p.m.Bush Memorial, Russell Sage College, Troy, NY