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Saving God from religion : a minister's search for faith in a skeptical age / Robin R. Meyers.

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John P. Webster Library - West Hartford BV 4637 . M4536 2020 (Text to phone) 30401147768133 Adult New Book Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1984822519
  • ISBN: 9781984822512
  • ISBN: 1984822519 : HRD
  • ISBN: 9781984822512 : HRD
  • ISBN: 9781984822512
  • ISBN: 1984822519
  • ISBN: 9781984822512
  • ISBN: 1984822519
  • Physical Description: 226 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Convergent, [2020]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-224).
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: The night God fell from the ceiling -- Made in the image of humans -- Quantum physics and the common good -- Sin as the illusion that we are home alone -- Faith as trust, not belief -- Prayer as access, not petition -- Every move we make : a theology of consequence -- The center of the universe -- Epilogue: Above us only sky.
Summary, etc.:
"A revelatory manifesto on how we can reclaim faith from abstract doctrines and rigid morals to find God in the joys and ambiguities of everyday life, from the acclaimed author of Saving Jesus from the Church. People across the theological and political spectrum are struggling with what it means to say that they believe in God. For centuries, Christians have seen him as a deity who shows favor to some and dispenses punishment to others according to right belief and correct behavior. But this transactional approach to a God "up there"--Famously depicted by Michelangelo on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel - no longer works, if it ever did, leaving an increasing number of Christians upset, disappointed, and heading for the exits. In this groundbreaking, inspiring book, Robin R. Meyers, the senior minister of Oklahoma City's Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ, shows how readers can move from a theology of obedience to one of consequence. He argues that we need to stop seeing our actions as a means for pleasing a distant God and rediscover how God has empowered us to care for ourselves and the world. Drawing on stories from his decades of active ministry, Meyers captures how the struggles of ordinary people hint at how we can approach faith as a radical act of trust in a God who is all around us, even in our doubts and the moments of life we fear the most"-- Provided by publisher
Subject: Trust in God > Christianity.
Obedience > Religious aspects > Christianity.
Free will and determinism > Religious aspects > Christianity.
Christian life.
Genre: Nonfiction.

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