Faith, Hope and Love: Interfaith Engagement as Practical Theology
SCM Press, 2017, 160 pp., pbk, £19.99
This book is grounded in the experience of living alongside and learning from people of other religions in the diverse contexts of Leeds and West Midlands. The voice here is authentic, honest, reflective, and grounded as it mines for wisdom. There is a passion for how we might live with difference, and for receiving diversity as a gift from God. Gaston also offers his reader a clear and rigorous methodology of practical theology. The chapters also reflect the skill of a theological educator whose methods and processes have been tested out in teaching (at the Queen’s Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education in Birmingham). Conversation partners, and especially an impressive range of writers and ideas, are named with carefulness and skill.