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Living The Questions

Posted in Book Review with tags , , on March 13, 2014 by seguewm

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This book was published in 2012 by HarperOne. I have just had the opportunity to read it and, to be honest, wish I had read it much earlier. If you would like a primer on Progressive Christian thinking, this would be the book. It is divided into three sections. First, the Journey. It begins with an honest look at the source for Christian belief – the bible. Can we really understand what it means to be a Christian if we don’t really understand the nature of inspiration? Then, moving forward, the author’s discuss what it means to ‘think theologically’. In our our world of skewed religious thinking the reader may, hopefully, find a refreshing and far more reasonable way to process religious teachings. How, though, can anyone understand what it means to be a Christian without grasping who Jesus the Christ was – and was not? Finally, since the writing attributed to the apostle Paul make up a large portion of the NT and have greatly influenced Christian thought, the authors introduce us to the best scholarship about Paul. The second section of the book discusses the derivation of key teachings within Christianity, noting their actual sources. The third section examines what a Christian life might look like from the perspective of a Christian progressive. The book is an easy to read, yet very informative presentation of Christianity. The reader will more clearly understand why questions are so important to a ‘wise’ faith.

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