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Living the questions : the wisdom of progressive Christianity
Living the questions : the wisdom of progressive Christianity
Felten, David M.
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New York : HarperOne, [2012]

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xv, 271 pages ; 23 cm
Bringing together the voices of top Bible scholars and church leaders -including Marcus Borg, Diana Butler Bass, John Dominic Crossan, Helen Prejean, and John Shelby Spong-pastors David Felten and Jeff Procter-Murphy present a lively and stimulating tour of what it means to be a "progressive" Christian. Based on the bestselling DVD course of the same name, Living the Questions explores matters many churches are afraid to address including the humanity of Jesus and homosexuality, and examines in a new light traditional faith topics such as the Bible, atonement, salvation, the rapture, and more.
An invitation to journey -- Taking the Bible seriously -- Thinking theologically -- Stories of creation -- Lives of Jesus -- A passion for Christ: Paul the Apostle -- Out into the world: challenges facing progressive Christians -- Restoring relationships -- The prophetic Jesus -- Evil, suffering, and a God of love -- The myth of redemptive violence -- Practicing resurrection -- Debunking the rapture -- Honoring creation -- A kingdom without walls -- Social justice: realizing God's vision -- Incarnation: divinely human -- Prayer: intimacy with the divine -- Compassion: the heart of Jesus' ministry -- Creative transformation -- Embracing mystery.
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