The Orthodox Heretic Paperback

And Other Impossible Tales

by Peter Rollins;

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The Orthodox Heretic

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Pete Rollins is inspired by the fact that all language fails when it comes to describing God. This, he says, is what nourishes poets and pilgrims alike as they try to capture, enact and incarnate truth. Such truth can only be lived - it cannot be reduced to mere words. From this starting point, he revisits the parables of Jesus - odd and unexpected stories that set hearers and readers spinning off course from what is safe and familiar towards some completely new kind of understanding. Parables are subversive; they never attempt to make faith simplistic. A parable does not primarily provide information about our world. Rather, if we allow it to do its work within us, it will change our world-breaking it - and us - open to wholly new possibilities. In the spirit of Jesus' parables, Peter offers some transformative stories of his own.

The Orthodox Heretic by Peter Rollins was published by Canterbury Press in July 2009 and is our 24296th best seller. The ISBN for The Orthodox Heretic is 9781853119798.

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Details for The Orthodox Heretic

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherCanterbury Press (July 2009)
Number of Pages128
Thickness16 mm
Height216 mm
Width135 mm
Product Code1948928
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