The Divine Magician Paperback

Stirring vision of a re-imagined Christianity

by Peter Rollins;

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Pushing the boundaries of theology by presenting a stirring vision of a re-imagined Christianity for our age

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The Divine Magician

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In The Divine Magician, Peter Rollins shows that he knows one magic trick - now, make sure you watch closely.

His revealing book shows that a good magic trick always has three parts: the Pledge, the Turn, and the Prestige.

In The Divine Magician, each part comes into play as he describes the way God works in our world today and how this connection helps us understand the truly radical message of Christianity.

Rollins argues that the Christian event, reenacted in the Eucharist, is indeed a type of magic trick, one that is echoed in the great vanishing acts performed by magicians throughout the ages. In this trick, a divine object is presented to us (the Pledge), disappears (the Turn), and then returns (the Prestige).

But just as the returned object in a classic vanishing act is not really the same object - but another that looks the same - so this book argues that the return of God is not simply the return of what was initially presented, but rather something that was always there and yet unseen.

In an effort to unearth the power of Christianity, Rollins uses this framework to explain the mystery of faith that has been lost on the church.

In the same vein as Rob Bell's bestseller Love Wins, this book pushes the boundaries of theology, presenting a stirring vision at the forefront of re-imagined modern Christianity.

The Divine Magician by Peter Rollins was published by Hodder & Stoughton in February 2015 and is our 36198th best seller. The ISBN for The Divine Magician is 9781444703795.

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Details for The Divine Magician

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherHodder & Stoughton (February 2015)
Number of Pages208
Thickness10 mm
Height234 mm
Width153 mm
Product Code4275581
Page last updated 31st May 2018
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