And just when most writers would kindly pull you back from edge, and in a bit of a panic…until you realize that your fall is in fact, disoriented, and you find yourself without any solid footing, he pushes you off, a form of flying. Caputo, Thomas J. Belief in the resurrection means but one thing: Participation in an Insurrection.
What pete does in this book is take you to the edge of a cliff where you can see how high you are and how far you would fall if you lost your footing. In this incendiary new work, the controversial author and speaker Peter Rollins proclaims that the Christian faith is not primarily concerned with questions regarding life after death but with the possibility of life before death.
Insurrection: To Believe Is Human To Doubt, Divine - In order to unearth this truth, Rollins prescribes a radical and wholesale critique of contemporary Christianity that he calls pyro-theology. Those who have enjoyed its shade will want to stop him, but his strokes are so clean and true that his motive soon becomes clear: this man trusts the way of death and resurrection so much that he has become fearless of religion.
Barbara brown taylor, crucifying the trappings of religion in order to lay bare a radical, author of Leaving Church and An Altar in the World“Rollins writes and thinks like a new Bonhoeffer, religionless and insurrectional Christianity. It is only as we submit our spiritual practices, religious rituals, and dogmatic affirmations to the flames of fearless interrogation that we come into contact with the reality that Christianity is in the business of transforming our world rather than offering a way of interpreting or escaping it.
The Idolatry of God: Breaking Our Addiction to Certainty and SatisfactionHoward Books - Whether readers are devout believers or distant seekers, The Idolatry of God shows that we must lay down our certainties and honestly admit our doubts to identify with Jesus. In contrast to the usual understanding of the “Good News” as a message offering satisfaction and certainty, Rollins argues for a radical and shattering alternative.
Showing how god has traditionally been approached as a product that will render us complete, remove our suffering, he introduces an incendiary approach to faith that invites us to joyfully embrace our brokenness, resolutely face our unknowing, and reveal the answers, and courageously accept the difficulties of existence.
The Idolatry of God: Breaking Our Addiction to Certainty and Satisfaction - Only then, he argues, can we truly rob death of its sting and enter into the fullness of life. Rollins purposely upsets fundamentalist certainty in order to open readers up to a more loving, active manifestation of Christ’s love. Life is difficult. You don’t know the secret. He explores how the good news actually involves embracing the idea that we can’t be whole, that life is difficult, and that we are in the dark.
Theological firebrand peter rollins asserts that mainstream Christianity reduces God to an idol, made in our own image, for the purpose of providing certainty and satisfaction. You can’t be satisfied. Howard Books.
The Divine Magician: The Disappearance of Religion and the Discovery of FaithHoward Books - 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. Howard Books. In divine magician, each part comes into play as he explores a radical view of interacting with the world in love. As a dynamic speaker as he is in writing, Rollins examines traditional religious notions from a revolutionary and refreshingly original perspective.
In this trick, disappears the Turn, a divine object is presented to us the Pledge, and then returns the Prestige. In this mind-bending exploration of traditional Christianity, firebrand Peter Rollins turns the tables on conventional wisdom, offering a fresh perspective focused on a life filled with love.
Peter rollins knows one magic trick—now, make sure you watch closely. 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. At the heart of his message is a life lived through profound love.
The Divine Magician: The Disappearance of Religion and the Discovery of Faith - 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 a radical way of interacting with the world. Rollins argues that the christian event, is indeed a type of magic trick, reenacted in the Eucharist, one that is echoed in the great vanishing acts performed by magicians throughout the ages.
Howard Books. It has three parts: the Pledge, the Turn, and the Prestige.
How Not to Speak of GodParaclete Press - Reading it did good for my mind and for my soul. I have already begun widely recommending it. With sensitivity to the christian tradition and a rich understanding of postmodern thought, Peter Rollins argues that the movement known as the “emerging church” offers a singular, unprecedented message of transformation that has the potential to revolutionize the theological and moral architecture of Western Christianity.
How not to speak of god sets out to explore the theory and praxis of this contemporary expression of faith. In fact, i would say this is one of the two or three most rewarding books of theology I have read in ten years. Brian mclaren, from the Foreword Howard Books. Here, in pregnant bud, is third-millennium Christendom.
How Not to Speak of God - Phyllis tickle “I am a raving fan of the book you are holding. It helped me understand my own spiritual journey more clearly, and it gave me a sense of context for the work I’m involved in. Rollins offers a clear exploration of this embryonic movement and provides key resources for those involved in communities that are conversant with, and seeking to minister effectively to, the needs of a postmodern world.
Here in pregnant bud is the rose, of a christianity that is neither Roman nor Protestant, the emerging new configuration, neither Eastern nor monastic; but rather is the re-formation of all of them. Howard Books. I loved reading it.
The Orthodox Heretic: And Other Impossible TalesParaclete Press - In this bold new book peter Rollins presents a vision of faith that has little regard for the institutions of Christendom. His uncompromising critique of religion, while often unsettling, is infused with a deep and abiding love for what it means to genuinely follow Christ. Howard Books. Howard Books.
What Is the Bible?: How an Ancient Library of Poems, Letters, and Stories Can Transform the Way You Think and Feel About EverythingHarperOne - You cannot get to the holy without going through the human, Rob tells us. Harper one. To get to the heart of the bible’s meaning, we should be asking: "what’s the story that’s unfolding here and why did people find it important to tell it? What was it that moved them to record these words? What was happening in the world at that time? What does this passage/story/poem/verse/book tell us about how people understood who they were and who God was at that time?" In asking these questions, Rob goes beyond the one-dimensional question of "is it true?" to reveal the Bible’s authentic transformative power.
Rob addresses the concerns of all those who see the Bible as God’s Word but are troubled by the ethical dilemmas, errors, and inconsistencies in Scripture. Instant new york times bestsellerrob bell, goes deep into the bible to show how it is more revelatory, and relevant than we ever imagined—and offers a cogent argument for why we need to look at it in a fresh, revolutionary, the beloved author of Love Wins and What We Talk About When We Talk About God, new way.
What Is the Bible?: How an Ancient Library of Poems, Letters, and Stories Can Transform the Way You Think and Feel About Everything - In love wins, rob bell confronted the troubling questions that many people of faith were afraid to ask about heaven, hell, fate, and faith. What is the bible? provides insights and answers that make clear why the Bible is so revered and what makes it truly inspiring and essential to our lives. Rob takes us deep into actual passages to reveal the humanity behind the Scriptures.
Howard Books. Howard Books. Using the same inspired, he now turns to our most sacred book, inquisitive approach, the Bible.
The Fidelity of Betrayal: Towards a Church Beyond BeliefParaclete Press - Harper one. His subversive parables, and his beguiling clarity all conspire to tempt the reader into that most fertile and terrifying of activities - to think to the very rim of one's understanding, his clever turns of phrase, and then to faithfully imagine the Truth that lies far beyond. Brian mcLaren, author/activist www.
Brianmclaren. Netwhat if one of the core demands of a radical christianity lay in a call for its betrayal, while the ultimate act of affirming God required the forsaking of God? And what if fidelity to the Judeo-Christian Scriptures demanded their renunciation? In short, what would it mean if the only way of finding real faith involved betraying it with a kiss?Employing the insights of mysticism and deconstructive theory, The Fidelity of Betrayal delves into the subversive and revolutionary nature of a Christianity that dwells within the church while simultaneously undermining it.
The Fidelity of Betrayal: Towards a Church Beyond Belief - Howard Books. About 30 years ago, i came across the evocative phrase 'religionless Christianity' in Dietrich Bonhoeffer's later writings, and it has stayed with me ever since. In his new book the fidelity of betrayal, Peter Rollins has teased out - as Bonhoeffer never had the chance to do - profound possibilities hidden in the phrase.
Howard Books. As a huge fan of peter's first book, I find his second no less thoughtful, stimulating, and at times unsettling - always in a most deconstructive way.
The Courage to Be: Third Edition The Terry Lectures SeriesYale University Press - Harper one. Yale University Press. The great christian existentialist thinker Paul Tillich describes the dilemma of modern man and points a way to the conquest of the problem of anxiety. Tillich’s study as a distinguished and readable one. American scholar selected as one of the Books of the Century by the New York Public Library Howard Books.
Originally published more than fifty years ago, The Courage to Be has become a classic of twentieth-century religious and philosophical thought. The brilliance, the wealth of illustration, and the aptness of personal application. Howard Books. Norman pittenger, new york Times Book Review “A lucid and arresting book.
The Courage to Be: Third Edition The Terry Lectures Series - Frances witherspoon, new york Herald Tribune “Clear, uncluttered thinking and lucid writing mark Mr. This edition includes a new introduction by Harvey Cox that situates the book within the theological conversation into which it first appeared and conveys its continued relevance in the current century.
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Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever LivedHarperOne - Howard Books. Howard Books. In love wins, and speaker rob bell velvet elvis, would a loving god send people to eternal torment forever?Rob Bell is an electrifying, international teacher, bestselling author, Drops Like Stars addresses one of the most controversial issues of faith—hell and the afterlife—arguing, unconventional pastor whom Time magazine calls “a singular rock star in the church world, ” with millions viewing his NOOMA videos.
With searing insight, bell puts hell on trial with a hopeful message—eternal life doesn’t start when we die; it starts right now. And ultimately, Love Wins. HarperOne. Harper one. Yale University Press.
The Bible Tells Me So: Why Defending Scripture Has Made Us Unable to Read ItHarperOne - Yale University Press. HarperOne. Harper one. But the further he studied the bible, the more he found himself confronted by questions that could neither be answered within the rigid framework of his religious instruction or accepted among the conservative evangelical community. Rejecting the increasingly complicated intellectual games used by conservative Christians to “protect” the Bible, Enns was conflicted.
Howard Books. HarperOne. The controversial bible scholar and author of The Evolution of Adam recounts his transformative spiritual journey in which he discovered a new, more honest way to love and appreciate God’s Word. Trained as an evangelical bible scholar, Peter Enns loved the Scriptures and shared his devotion, teaching at Westminster Theological Seminary.
The Bible Tells Me So: Why Defending Scripture Has Made Us Unable to Read It - Is this what god really requires? how could god’s plan for divine inspiration mean ignoring what is really written in the Bible? These questions eventually cost Enns his job—but they also opened a new spiritual path for him to follow. The bible tells me so chronicles enns’s spiritual odyssey, how he came to see beyond restrictive doctrine and learned to embrace God’s Word as it is actually written.
As he explores questions progressive evangelical readers of Scripture commonly face yet fear voicing, Enns reveals that they are the very questions that God wants us to consider—the essence of our spiritual study. Howard Books.
The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and BelieveConvergent Books - God loves things by becoming them, ” he writes, and Jesus’s life was meant to declare that humanity has never been separate from God—except by its own negative choice. HarperOne. Howard Books. HarperOne. Yet rohr has never written on the most perennially talked about topic in Christianity: Jesus. When we recover this fundamental truth, and more about learning to recognize the Creator’s presence all around us, faith becomes less about proving Jesus was God, and in everyone we meet.
Thought-provoking, the universal christ is a landmark book from one of our most beloved spiritual writers, practical, and full of deep hope and vision, and an invitation to contemplate how God liberates and loves all that is. New york times bestseller • from one of the world’s most influential spiritual thinkers, a long-awaited book exploring what it means that Jesus was called “Christ, ” and how this forgotten truth can restore hope and meaning to our lives.
The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe - Anyone who strives to put their faith into action will find encouragement and inspiration in the pages of this book. Melinda gatesin his decades as a globally recognized teacher, Richard Rohr has helped millions realize what is at stake in matters of faith and spirituality. Most know who jesus was, but who was christ? is the word simply Jesus’s last name? Too often, our understandings have been limited by culture, religious debate, Rohr writes, and the human tendency to put ourselves at the center.
Drawing on scripture, rohr articulates a transformative view of Jesus Christ as a portrait of God’s constant, and spiritual practice, history, unfolding work in the world. Howard Books.