Thoughtful Guide to Faith
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Paperback / softback
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
Number of Pages: 224
Width: 14.1 cm
Height: 21.4 cm
This book is for anyone who would like to take faith seriously but finds their intelligence getting in the way. It outlines, in 37 short chapters, many of the objections raised to formal Christian religion, and suggests ways of dealing with them which do not compromise people's intellectual integrity. It sometimes seems that religion is only for those who can switch their brains off, and so many bizarre things are said in the name of Christianity that it's hardly surprising if most thinking people want nothing to do with it. The claim made here is that Christianity is far more about the way we live than the way we think, that faith can work for all of us, and that what we may or may not believe must never be allowed to get in the way of faith.
'Tony Windross lives close enough to his people to know what they think. He also honors their questions rather than pretending that religion has all the answers. In these delightful essays he raises the questions of faith and values that all modern people raise and he offers a refreshing, challenging alternative to the religion of control. This book will escape the walls of the church and be debated everywhere.' John Shelby Spong, 8th Bishop of Newark 'A bombe surprise, Tony Windross's book is unexpectedly lively, adventurous-and radical.' - Don Cupitt, Emmanuel College, Cambridge 'Tony Windross's no-nonsense approach to religion will appeal to thinking people for whom intellectual integrity is an essential component of faith. The Thoughtful Guide is the best tool for evangelism yet developed for twenty-first century people. Those who have given up on the church because the institution seemed out of touch with reality will find ample reasons for bothering again about Christianity.' - Jim Adams, president of The Center for Progressive Christianity 'Tony Windross continues an important tradition of exploratory theology which is part of the Anglican tradition of which this book is an excellent example.' - Rt Rev Stephen Platten, Bishop of Wakefield 'I have a huge amount of sympathy for the approach you are taking, since one of the weakest areas in the contemporary church is developing a robust apologetic for the Christian faith.' - Rt Rev Graham James, Bishop of Norwich