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The Orthodox Heretic

Peter Rollins

The Orthodox Heretic

Peter Rollins

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For so many the Christian faith is viewed as little more than a drug that enables the weak to escape reality. An opiate that helps its users to avoid facing the injustice of the world and making a stand against it. In short, the Christian faith is perceived to be a counter-revolutionary ideology that keeps people passive, infantile and ineffectual.

^^ ^^In contrast Rollins has created a series of parables that shatter this popular perception. Parables that demonstrate how radical faith has never been concerned with escaping the world we inhabit but rather with engaging in it more fully. That genuine Christian faith has never capitulated to injustice but rather fought against it at every turn.

^^ ^^"I remember driving around Belfast with Pete, sitting in the front seat listening to him tell these parables that he'd written - thinking, 'Everybody needs to hear these.' And now you can."
Rob Bell, author of Jesus Wants to Save Christians

^^ ^^"Rollins is a tremendously talented writer and thinker whose challenges to Christianity-as-usual should be well-received by the emergent church crowd, if not beyond"
-Publishers Weekly ^
-Publisher.

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About "The Orthodox Heretic"

For so many the Christian faith is viewed as little more than a drug that enables the weak to escape reality. An opiate that helps its users to avoid facing the injustice of the world and making a stand against it. In short, the Christian faith is perceived to be a counter-revolutionary ideology that keeps people passive, infantile and ineffectual.

^^ ^^In contrast Rollins has created a series of parables that shatter this popular perception. Parables that demonstrate how radical faith has never been concerned with escaping the world we inhabit but rather with engaging in it more fully. That genuine Christian faith has never capitulated to injustice but rather fought against it at every turn.

^^ ^^"I remember driving around Belfast with Pete, sitting in the front seat listening to him tell these parables that he'd written - thinking, 'Everybody needs to hear these.' And now you can."
Rob Bell, author of Jesus Wants to Save Christians

^^ ^^"Rollins is a tremendously talented writer and thinker whose challenges to Christianity-as-usual should be well-received by the emergent church crowd, if not beyond"
-Publishers Weekly ^
-Publisher.


- Koorong

'This book should be banned! It's DANGEROUS!' * * So might any Christian say for whom faith functions like a comfortable chair and a lot of good will. If you are comfy and satisfied, then what you have might not be faith after all, explains Peter Rollins. Christian faith only has meaning if it affects the ways that people live their lives. For many who are not Christians, critiquing Christianity from the outside, this sort of 'faith' appears all-too common and is an easy target. Perhaps Christians are simply those possessed of an ideology that keeps them passive, childlike, and ineffectual, they seem to think. Rollins has crafted a series of parables that shatter these realities and popular perceptions. Parables that demonstrate how genuine faith is radical---and has never been concerned with escaping the world we inhabit, but rather, with engaging in it more fully. That genuine Christian faith has never capitulated to injustice but rather fought against it at every turn. In opposition to those who would claim that Christian faith embraces God at the expense of the suffering world, Peter shows how the true believer embraces God only inasmuch as he fully embraces a needy world. 'I remember driving around Belfast with Pete, sitting in the front seat listening to him tell these parables that he'd written---thinking, 'Everybody needs to hear these.' And now you can.' ---Rob Bell, author of Jesus Wants to Save Christians
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Peter Rollins

Peter Rollins (Ph.D., Queen's University, Belfast dealing with post-secular religious theory) is a writer, public speaker, lecturer and co-ordinator of the experimental collective Ikon (www.ikon.org.uk). Together these diverse activities ensure that I have the privilege of engaging in that difficult job of marrying activism with theory, the public square with the academy. He is the author of How (Not) to Speak of God: Marks of the Emerging Church, The Fidelity of Betrayal: Towards a Church Beyond Belief and The Orthodox Heretic and Other Impossible Tales.
-Editorial Review- Koorong.

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  • Catalogue Code 290408
  • Product Code 9781557256348
  • ISBN 1557256349
  • EAN 9781557256348
  • Pages 194
  • Department General Books
  • Category Christian Living
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Paraclete Press
  • Publication Date May 2009
  • Dimensions 177 x 121 x 17 mm
  • Weight 0.247kg

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