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Night of the Confessor: Christian Faith in an Age of Uncertainty


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Tomáš Halík is a wise guide for the post-Christian era, and never more so than in his latest work, a thought-provoking and powerful reflection on the relationship between faith, paradox, change, and resurrection.

As the challenges of cultural secularization and dwindling congregation size confront religious communities across North America and Europe, and the Catholic Church in particular, Tomáš Halík is a prophetic voice of hope. He has lived through the political oppression and intolerance of religion that defined Communist Czechoslovakia, and he draws from this experience to remind readers that not only does crisis lead to deeper understanding but also that any living religion is a changing religion. The central messages of Christianity have always seemed impossible, from peace and forgiveness in the face of a harsh world to love and self-sacrifice despite human selfishness to the victory of resurrection through the defeat of the cross. Acceptance of paradox therefore is the way forward, Halík explains. It is a difficult way that offers an unclear immediate future, but it is ultimately the only honest way.

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Table of Contents

The confessor's night — Give us a little faith — Kingdom of the impossible come — Intimation of the presence — Discreet faith — The tribulations of a believing scientist — The joy of not being God — There and back again — A rabbit playing the violin — God knows why — Living in the field of vision — I cry out: violence! — The sign of Jonah — The prayer of that evening — What made Sarah smile — Second-wind Christianity.

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Christian Faith in an Age of Uncertainty
The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
Halik, Tomas
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