Faith after doubt : why your beliefs stopped working and what to do about it / Brian D. McLaren.
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|John P. Webster Library - West Hartford||BT 774 .M35 2021 (Text to phone)||30401147764603||Adult New Book||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781250262776
- ISBN: 1250262771
- Physical Description: xviii, 238 pages ; 25 cm
- Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Essentials, 
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Includes bibliographical references.
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Preface: permission to doubt -- Introduction: Moments of terror -- Part one: Your descent into doubt -- Doubt as loss -- Doubt as loneliness -- Doubt as crisis -- Doubt as doorway -- Doubt as growth -- Part two: all in doubt -- Doubt as descent -- Doubt as dissent -- Doubt as love -- A human problem -- Faith, beliefs, and revolutionary love -- Part three: life after (and with) doubt -- Communities of harmony -- Theologies of harmony -- Spiritualities of harmony for the rising generation -- Harmony as survival strategy -- A Civilization in doubt -- Afterword: You're not crazy and you're not alone.
"From the author of A New Kind of Christianity comes a bold proposal: only doubt can save the world and your faith. Sixty-five million adults in the U.S. have dropped out of active church attendance and about 2.7 million more are leaving every year. Faith After Doubt is for the millions of people around the world who feel that their faith is falling apart. Using his own story and the stories of a diverse group of struggling believers, Brian D. McLaren, a former pastor and now an author, speaker, and activist shows how old assumptions are being challenged in nearly every area of human life, not just theology and spirituality. He proposes a four-stage model of faith development in which questions and doubt are not the enemy of faith, but rather a portal to a more mature and fruitful kind of faith. The four stages-Simplicity, Complexity, Perplexity, and Harmony-offer a path forward that can help sincere and thoughtful people leave behind unnecessary baggage and intensify their commitment to what matters most"-- Provided by publisher.
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Faith after Doubt : Why Your Beliefs Stopped Working and What to Do about It
Brian D. McLaren is a prominent, controversial evangelical pastor. He was recognized as one of Time magazine's "25 Most Influential Evangelicals in America" in 2005, and is the founding pastor of Cedar Ridge Community Church in Spencerville, Maryland. Born in 1956, Brian McLaren graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, with BA and MA degrees in English. After several years of teaching English and consulting in higher education, he left academia in 1986 to become the founding pastor of Cedar Ridge Community Church, a nondenominational church in the Baltimore-Washington region. Many of the books that McLaren has authored, including the "A New Kind of Christian" trilogy, deal with Christianity in the context of the cultural shift towards a new emerging church movement. (Bowker Author Biography)