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Patience with God: The Story of Zacchaeus Continuing in Us

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Abortion. Homosexuality. Environmentalism. Evolution. Conservative positions on these topics are the current boundaries of mainstream Evangelical Christianity. But what if the theological arguments given by popular leaders on these “big four” were not quite as clear cut as they claim?

Growing up as an evangelical Christian, Jonathan Dudley was taught that faith was defined by the total rejection of abortion, homosexuality, evolution, and environmentalism. But once he had begun studying biology and ethics, his views began to change and he soon realized that what he had been told about the Bible – and those four big issues – may have been misconstrued. Broken Words: The Abuse of Science and Faith in American Politics assesses the scientific and cultural factors leading evangelicals to certain stances on each issue, shows where they went wrong, and critically challenges the scriptural, ethical, and biological arguments issued by those leaders today.

In Broken Words, Dudley applies the Bible and biology to challenge the fixed political dogmas of the religious right. Evangelicals are confronted for the first time from within their ranks on the extent to which faith has been corrupted by conservative politics, cultural prejudice and naive anti-intellectualism. A re-ordering of American Christianity is underway – and this book is an essential part of the conversation.

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In a lively discussion of faith, a leading religious thinker uses the Gospel story of Jesus's encounter with Zacchaeus to address the pervasive doubts about faith in today's world.

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For all the debate about belief and nonbelief in today’s world—and how everyone becomes pigeonholed by one or the other— Tomáš Halík teaches that God requires us to persevere with our doubts, carry them in our hearts, and allow them to lead us to maturity. For Halík, patience is the main difference between faith and atheism. Faith, hope, and love are three aspects of patience in the face of God’s silence, which is interpreted as “the death of God” by atheists and is not taken seriously enough by fundamentalists.

Using the gospel story of Jesus’s encounter with Zacchaeus, Halík issues an invitation to all people who stand (like Zacchaeus did) on the sideline—curious but noncommittal. The fact that Jesus gravitated to the poor and the marginalized means that he also has a special place in his heart for diligent seekers on the margins of the community of believers.

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TOM

Table of Contents

The Gospel story of Zacchaeus — Addressing Zacchaeus — Blessed are the distant — Far from all suns — Barefoot — The dispute about the beauty of Dulcinea del Toboso — A letter — The unknown yet too close — Easter mirror — A time to gather stones — A time to heal — St. Zacchaeus — Eternal Zacchaeus.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385529570
Subtitle:
The Story of Zacchaeus Continuing in Us
Publisher:
Doubleday
Author:
Halik, Tomas
Author:
Halík, Tomáš
Subject:
Religion : Christianity - General
Subject:
Religion : Faith
Subject:
Christianity
Subject:
Patience
Subject:
Christianity - General
Subject:
Biblical Meditations - General
Subject:
Faith
Subject:
Trust in god
Subject:
Zacchaeus
Subject:
Trust in God -- Christianity.
Subject:
Christianity-Inspirational
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20090414
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
240

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Product details 240 pages Doubleday Religious Publishing Group - English 9780385529570 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In a lively discussion of faith, a leading religious thinker uses the Gospel story of Jesus's encounter with Zacchaeus to address the pervasive doubts about faith in today's world.
"Synopsis" by , For all the debate about belief and nonbelief in today’s world—and how everyone becomes pigeonholed by one or the other— Tomáš Halík teaches that God requires us to persevere with our doubts, carry them in our hearts, and allow them to lead us to maturity. For Halík, patience is the main difference between faith and atheism. Faith, hope, and love are three aspects of patience in the face of God’s silence, which is interpreted as “the death of God” by atheists and is not taken seriously enough by fundamentalists.

Using the gospel story of Jesus’s encounter with Zacchaeus, Halík issues an invitation to all people who stand (like Zacchaeus did) on the sideline—curious but noncommittal. The fact that Jesus gravitated to the poor and the marginalized means that he also has a special place in his heart for diligent seekers on the margins of the community of believers.

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