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Barbara Brown Taylor Discusses Holy Envy

Author of "Holy Envy: Find God in the Faith of Others" Speaks at Wheatley Institute

Barbara Brown Taylor is a best-selling author, teacher, and Episcopal priest. Her first memoir, Leaving Church, won an Author of the Year award from the Georgia Writers Association in 2006. Her next three books earned places on the New York Times bestseller list. Her favorite job was teaching world religions at Piedmont College for twenty years before putting the chalk down in 2017. Taylor has served on the faculties of Piedmont College, Emory University, Mercer University, Columbia Seminary, Oblate School of Theology, and the Certificate in Theological Studies program at Arrendale State Prison for Women in Alto, Georgia.

She came to speak at BYU about her most recent book, Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others. Brown Taylor taught how Holy Envy, or the admiration and appreciation for other religions, can strengthen our own faith as well. She said, “The golden rule comes in handy here. If you cherish the idea of someone finding something to admire in your way of life of faith, then why not go first?”

Watch the full lecture here.