Questions to All Your Answers

The Journey from Folk Religion to Examined Faith
Product Number: EB00617128
Released: Jul 28, 2015
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780310541318
Publisher: Zondervan
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Many Christians' faith exists as a loose collection of unexamined clichEs and slogans borrowed from songs, devotional books, sermon illustrations, and even the internet. Too often this belief system (if it can be called a "system") lacks coherence and intelligibility; it can hardly be expressed, let alone defended, to others. The problem with folk religion is that it too easily withers under the onslaughts of secularism or seemingly reasonable answers provided by cults and new religions. Christianity has a long tradition of intellectual examination of other faiths and its own beliefs. Socrates said that the unexamined life is not worth living; great Christian minds of all the ages have believed the unexamined faith is not worth believing. Reflective Christianity is Christian faith that has subjected itself to the rigorous questioning of Scripture, tradition, reason, and experience. It is mature Christian faith that goes on believing even as it questions what it believes. The goal of this book is not to destroy anyone's faith but to build it up by placing it on a firmer foundation of critical examination. Ten popular Christian clichEs are subjected to critical inquiry and interrogated to discover whether they contain truth or are in error. In most cases the conclusion is-both. The aim is not to tear down straw men but to demonstrate a path toward stronger, more mature Christian belief.

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Author(s): Roger E. Olson
Genre: Religion
Original Publish Date: May 26, 2009

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Author(s): Roger E. Olson
Narrator(s): Maurice England
Genre: Religion
Product Number Z100072236
Released: Dec 11, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: #9780310870845

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