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. In order to unearth this truth, Rollins prescribes a radical and wholesale critique of contemporary Christianity that he calls pyro-theology. 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. Belief in the Resurrection means but one thing: participation in an insurrection.
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by Peter S. Kindsvatter
by Alyssa Day
by Andrew Tilin, Reed Timmer
by James Rollins
by Robert Liparulo
"Josh Swanson interprets Rollins's thoughts on Christianity, religion, and the Church with clarity--although the complexity of the author's academic style requires more than one listen to this work. Beginning with a discussion of the Crucifixion, Swanson uses a steady, purposeful tone to ask a series of questions, including: What might faith beyond religion look like? Is there a relationship between service to those less fortunate and hypocrisy? The latter discussion includes doubts about Mother Teresa's service. Rollins's reflections on the Crucifixion, the Resurrection, life's meaninglessness, and God as a "psychological crutch" are portrayed with steadiness and skill. The supporting references to Nietzsche's and Kierkegaard's philosophies are conveyed with pauses for clarity. The audio is complex and difficult to understand yet challenging and provocative. G.D.W. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"
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