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The Myth of Certainty

Daniel Taylor

The Myth of Certainty

Daniel Taylor

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Do you feel equally uncomfortable with closed-minded skepticism and closed-minded Christianity?

If so, then The Myth of Certainty is the book for you. Daniel Taylor suggests a path to committed faith that is both consistent with the tradition of Christian orthodoxy and sensitive to the pluralism, relativism and complexity of our time.

Taylor makes the case for the reflective, questioning Christian with both incisive analysis and lively storytelling. His brief fictional interludes provide an alternative way to explore key issues of belief and vividly depict the real-life dilemmas Christians often face.

Taylor affirms a call to throw off the paralysis of uncertainty and to risk commitment to God without forfeiting the God-given gift of an inquiring mind. Throughout he demonstrates clearly how much the world and the church need people--maybe people like you--who are willing to ask tough questions.

- Publisher Do you resent the smugness of close-minded skepticism on the one hand but feel equally uncomfortable with the smugness of close-minded Christianity of the other?^If so, then The Myth of Certainty is for you. Daniel Taylor suggests a path to committed faith that is both consistent with the tradition of Christian orthodoxy and sensitive to the pluralism, complexity and relativism of our age. Taylor's insightful discussion of faith expounds Blaise Pascal's gentle command "We must know where to doubt, where to feel certain, where to submit".^The case for the questioning Christian is made with both incisive analysis and lively storytelling. Brief fictional interludes provide an alternate way of exploring topics at hand and depict the real-life dilemmas reflective Christians often face.^Taylor affirms a call to throw off the paralysis of uncertainty and to risk commitment to God without forfeiting the God-given gift of an inquiring mind. Throughout he demonstrates how much the world and the church need question askers.

- Publisher

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Do you feel equally uncomfortable with closed-minded skepticism and closed-minded Christianity?

If so, then The Myth of Certainty is the book for you. Daniel Taylor suggests a path to committed faith that is both consistent with the tradition of Christian orthodoxy and sensitive to the pluralism, relativism and complexity of our time.

Taylor makes the case for the reflective, questioning Christian with both incisive analysis and lively storytelling. His brief fictional interludes provide an alternative way to explore key issues of belief and vividly depict the real-life dilemmas Christians often face.

Taylor affirms a call to throw off the paralysis of uncertainty and to risk commitment to God without forfeiting the God-given gift of an inquiring mind. Throughout he demonstrates clearly how much the world and the church need people--maybe people like you--who are willing to ask tough questions.

- Publisher

Do you resent the smugness of close-minded skepticism on the one hand but feel equally uncomfortable with the smugness of close-minded Christianity of the other?^If so, then The Myth of Certainty is for you. Daniel Taylor suggests a path to committed faith that is both consistent with the tradition of Christian orthodoxy and sensitive to the pluralism, complexity and relativism of our age. Taylor's insightful discussion of faith expounds Blaise Pascal's gentle command "We must know where to doubt, where to feel certain, where to submit".^The case for the questioning Christian is made with both incisive analysis and lively storytelling. Brief fictional interludes provide an alternate way of exploring topics at hand and depict the real-life dilemmas reflective Christians often face.^Taylor affirms a call to throw off the paralysis of uncertainty and to risk commitment to God without forfeiting the God-given gift of an inquiring mind. Throughout he demonstrates how much the world and the church need question askers.
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Meet the Author

Daniel Taylor

Daniel W. Taylor (Ph.D., Emory University) is professor of English literature at Bethel College in St. Paul, Minnesota and popular speaker for the Emergent Church. He has written several books including The Myth of Certainty, In Search of Sacred Places: Looking for Wisdom on Celtic Holy Islands, The Healing Power of Stories, and his book Letters to My Children has been a popular InterVarsity Press publication.

Table Of Contents

  • Introduction
  • 1. The Nature Of Reflection
  • 2. The Reflective Christian And The Church
  • 3. The Reflective Christian In The Secular World Of Ideas
  • 4. The Search For Truth And Certainty
  • 5. The Risk Of Commitment
  • 6. Surviving As A Reflective Christian
  • Epilogue
  • Afterword
  • Notes

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  • Catalogue Code 140640
  • Product Code 0830822372
  • EAN 9780830822379
  • Pages 158
  • Department Academic
  • Category Apologetic
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date Jan 2000
  • Sales Rank #28705
  • Dimensions 209 x 139 x 12 mm
  • Weight 0.204kg

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