Christianity A Guide For The Perplexed Paperback
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Christianity A Guide For The Perplexed
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It explores contemporary strands of Christian thinking and relates them to world faith and non-faith viewpoints.
Christianity A Guide For The Perplexed by Keith Ward was published by SPCK in March 2007 and is our 27613th best seller. The ISBN for Christianity A Guide For The Perplexed is 9780281058969.
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ChristianityJ.Nicholas Latham, via The Good Book Stall
The author wishes 'to set out...a form of Christian faith that takes full account of modern science and of the best biblical scholarship' (p. vii) which he describes as 'liberal' (p. ix), though not in a pejorative sense. The main doctrines of Christianity are covered, and how he would interpret them today. His evident scholarship is well served by an easy and readable style. There are eight 'parts' covering fifty topics, each of which may be used as a meditation: 'In the end religious faith is not about intellectual belief. It is about prayer.' (p. 100). This approach is welcome. Many Evangelical, Orthodox and Catholic Christians will not agree with some of what Professor Ward says. For example, that it is 'preferable...to see Christianity as an offering of the fundamentals of the Jewish prophetic vision to the whole world, in a new form, while Jews are to remain loyal to their own special covenant with God.' (p. 61.) And is it fair to present the 'perplexed' with speculative theology? For example, because 'It is mean-minded to think that the door of repentance is closed at death for ever...the punishments of hell are partly designed to lead people to ...a door from hell to purgatory. Whether all will take it or not, we cannot tell', (p.98.) So, a book for the firmly based Christian, who can appreciate the author's views, rather than for a waverer.
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Details for Christianity A Guide For The Perplexed
|Page last updated||27th October 2016|
|Author / Artist||Keith Ward|
|Publisher||SPCK (March 2007)|
|Number of Pages||96|