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Faith Doubt And Reason by Brent A. R. Hege

Title Faith Doubt and Reason
Author Brent A. R. Hege
Publisher Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date 2020-02-05
Category Religion
Total Pages 198
ISBN 9781532683985
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Faith, doubt, and reason are universal human faculties, yet they are frequently misunderstood, denigrated, and even abused. What does it mean to have faith, and what distinguishes faith from belief? Can someone have faith without religious commitments? What is doubt, and what is its relationship to faith and belief? How do we make sense of evil and suffering? What roles does reason play in our lives? What do we do when we have the sneaking suspicion that life is absurd? What do we love, and what do we fear? How do faith, doubt, and reason interrelate? Faith, doubt, and reason not only can work together: they must work together if we are to live lives of meaning and purpose. This book explores the significance of these three universal human faculties and the central role they play in our quest for the meaning of life. Drawing on classic texts in theology, philosophy, literature, and the Bible, Faith, Doubt, and Reason invites readers to delve deeply into the quest for the meaning of life in all its ambiguity, mystery, and tragic beauty.

Title Between Faith and Doubt
Author J. Hick
Publisher Springer
Release Date 2010-04-09
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 176
ISBN 9780230275324
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This short book is a lively dialogue between a religious believer and a skeptic. It covers all the main issues including different ideas of God, the good and bad in religion, religious experience and neuroscience, pain and suffering, death and life after death, and includes interesting autobiographical revelations.

The Reason For God by Timothy J. Keller

Title The Reason for God
Author Timothy J. Keller
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2008
Category Religion
Total Pages 293
ISBN 0525950494
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Arguing that most Americans are members of the Christian faith, a response to promoters of science and secularism addresses key questions about suffering, exclusivity, and the belief that Christianity is the only true religion. 50,000 first printing.

Faith And Doubt by John Ortberg

Title Faith and Doubt
Author John Ortberg
Publisher Zondervan
Release Date 2008-09-09
Category Religion
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9780310296249
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

What if the most important word is the one in the middle? We often think of doubt as the opposite of faith, but could it actually strengthen our relationship with God? According to John Ortberg, best-selling author and pastor, the very nature of faith requires the presence of uncertainty. In this refreshingly candid look at a life of faith, he traces the line between belief and unbelief: less a dividing line between hostile camps than a razor’s edge that runs through every soul. His findings point us toward the relief of being totally honest. Questions can expand our understanding, uncertainty can lead to trust, and honest faith can produce outrageous hope. Written from Ortberg’s own struggle with faith and doubt, this book will challenge, comfort, and inspire you with the truth that God wants all of us—including our doubts.

The Predicament Of Belief by Philip Clayton

Title The Predicament of Belief
Author Philip Clayton
Publisher OUP Oxford
Release Date 2011-10-27
Category Religion
Total Pages 196
ISBN 9780191620676
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Does it make sense - can it make sense - for someone who appreciates the explanatory power of modern science to continue believing in a traditional religious account of the ultimate nature and purpose of our universe? This book is intended for those who care about that question and are dissatisfied with the rigid dichotomies that dominate the contemporary debate. The extremists won't be interested - those who assume that science answers all the questions that matter, and those so certain of their religious faith that dialogue with science, philosophy, or other faith traditions seems unnecessary. But far more people today recognize that matters of faith are complex, that doubt is endemic to belief, and that dialogue is indispensable in our day. In eight probing chapters, the authors of The Predicament of Belief consider the most urgent reasons for doubting that religious claims - in particular, those embedded in the Christian tradition - are likely to be true. They develop a version of Christian faith that preserves the tradition's core insights but also gauges the varying degrees of certainty with which those insights can still be affirmed. Along the way, they address such questions as the ultimate origin of the universe, the existence of innocent suffering, the challenge of religious plurality, and how to understand the extraordinary claim that an ancient teacher rose from the dead. They end with a discussion of what their conclusions imply about the present state and future structure of churches and other communities in which Christian affirmations are made.

Without A Doubt by Kenneth R. Samples

Title Without a Doubt
Author Kenneth R. Samples
Publisher Baker Books
Release Date 2004-07-01
Category Religion
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9780801064692
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The author tackles twenty classic questions that challenge the Christian faith, offering solid, succinct answers for believers and skeptics alike.

Faith After Doubt by Brian D. McLaren

Title Faith After Doubt
Author Brian D. McLaren
Publisher St. Martin's Essentials
Release Date 2021-01-05
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781250262783
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From the author of A New Kind of Christianity comes a bold proposal: only doubt can save the world and your faith. "Will help you live fuller and breathe easier..” —Glennon Doyle Sixty-five million adults in the U.S. have dropped out of active church attendance and about 2.7 million more are leaving every year. Faith After Doubt is for the millions of people around the world who feel that their faith is falling apart. Using his own story and the stories of a diverse group of struggling believers, Brian D. McLaren, a former pastor and now an author, speaker, and activist shows how old assumptions are being challenged in nearly every area of human life, not just theology and spirituality. He proposes a four-stage model of faith development in which questions and doubt are not the enemy of faith, but rather a portal to a more mature and fruitful kind of faith. The four stages—Simplicity, Complexity, Perplexity, and Harmony—offer a path forward that can help sincere and thoughtful people leave behind unnecessary baggage and intensify their commitment to what matters most.

Proper Confidence by Lesslie Newbigin

Title Proper Confidence
Author Lesslie Newbigin
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release Date 1995-03-30
Category Religion
Total Pages 105
ISBN 0802808565
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Looking to end the divisive conflict that has raged between Christians who attack each other either as "liberals" or as "fundamentalists," Newbigin here gives a historical account of the roots of this conflict in order to begin laying the foundation for a middle ground that will benefit the Christian faith as a whole. What results is a perspective that allows Christians to confidently affirm the gospel as public truth in our pluralistic world.

Title The End of Faith Religion Terror and the Future of Reason
Author Sam Harris
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date 2005-09-17
Category Political Science
Total Pages 352
ISBN 039306672X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"The End of Faith articulates the dangers and absurdities of organized religion so fiercely and so fearlessly that I felt relieved as I read it, vindicated....Harris writes what a sizable number of us think, but few are willing to say."—Natalie Angier, New York Times In The End of Faith, Sam Harris delivers a startling analysis of the clash between reason and religion in the modern world. He offers a vivid, historical tour of our willingness to suspend reason in favor of religious beliefs—even when these beliefs inspire the worst human atrocities. While warning against the encroachment of organized religion into world politics, Harris draws on insights from neuroscience, philosophy, and Eastern mysticism to deliver a call for a truly modern foundation for ethics and spirituality that is both secular and humanistic. Winner of the 2005 PEN/Martha Albrand Award for Nonfiction.

Benefit Of The Doubt by Gregory A. Boyd

Title Benefit of the Doubt
Author Gregory A. Boyd
Publisher Baker Books
Release Date 2013-09-15
Category Religion
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9781441244543
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In Benefit of the Doubt, influential theologian, pastor, and bestselling author Gregory Boyd invites readers to embrace a faith that doesn't strive for certainty, but rather for commitment in the midst of uncertainty. Boyd rejects the idea that a person's faith is as strong as it is certain. In fact, he makes the case that doubt can enhance faith and that seeking certainty is harming many in today's church. Readers who wrestle with their faith will welcome Boyd's message that experiencing a life-transforming relationship with Christ is possible, even with unresolved questions about the Bible, theology, and ethics. Boyd shares stories of his own painful journey, and stories of those to whom he has ministered, with a poignant honesty that will resonate with readers of all ages.

A Philosopher Looks At Jesus by Edward J. Machle

Title A Philosopher Looks at Jesus
Author Edward J. Machle
Publisher Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date 2008-03-01
Category Religion
Total Pages 308
ISBN 9781556355349
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book is the response to a lifetime of questions raised by fellow philosophers, by students, and by the author's own wrestlings. Since the author claims that Jesus's importance goes beyond his being just a moral teacher, Edward Machle discusses the difference between the foundations of philosophy and of theology, and how the disciplines of philosophy and theology use language differently. Then Machle goes on to present his somewhat unorthodox evaluations of the four gospels and their relevance--rejecting, for instance, claims of a Q document, and dating Matthew later than Luke. Since any account of Jesus must assume that before Jesus appears in the records, he had a distinctive development, two admittedly fictional narratives follow, preparing for distinctive emphases in the author's later discussions of frequently met problems about Jesus's birth, miracles, aims, and death. Machle lays unusual emphasis on the centrality of the title Son of Man for Jesus. Extensive discussions of the resurrection narratives and questions about them follow, leading to a unique treatment of John's Prologue. The last three chapters deal with Jesus's relation to modern belief and life.

Disappointment With God by Philip Yancey

Title Disappointment with God
Author Philip Yancey
Publisher Zondervan
Release Date 2015-10-13
Category Religion
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9780310344483
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Philip Yancey has a gift for articulating the knotty issues of faith. In this 25th Anniversary edition of Disappointment with God, Yancey poses three questions that Christians wonder but seldom ask aloud: Is God unfair? Is he silent? Is he hidden? This insightful and deeply personal book points to the odd disparity between our concept of God and the realities of life. Why, if God is so hungry for relationship with us, does he seem so distant? Why, if he cares for us, do bad things happen? What can we expect from him after all? Yancey answers these questions with clarity, richness, and biblical assurance. He takes us beyond the things that make for disillusionment to a deeper faith, a certitude of God's love, and a thirst to reach not just for what God gives, but for who he is. Included in this anniversary edition is a study guide with questions about these perplexing questions of faith that the author confronts.

Faith In The Shadows by Austin Fischer

Title Faith in the Shadows
Author Austin Fischer
Publisher InterVarsity Press
Release Date 2018-09-11
Category Religion
Total Pages 183
ISBN 9780830874026
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

People don't abandon faith because they have doubts. People abandon faith because they think they're not allowed to have doubts. Even as a pastor, Austin Fischer has experienced the shadows of doubt and disillusionment. Leaning into perennial questions about Christianity, he shows that doubt is no reason to leave the faith—instead, it's an invitation to a more honest faith.

Faith Versus Fact by Jerry A. Coyne

Title Faith Versus Fact
Author Jerry A. Coyne
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2015-05-19
Category Science
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780698195516
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The New York Times bestselling author explains why any attempt to make religion compatible with science is doomed to fail. What we read in the news today is full of subjectivity, half-truths, and blatant falsehoods; and thus it is more necessary now than ever to safeguard the truth with facts. In his provocative new book, evolutionary biologist Jerry A. Coyne aims to do exactly that in the arena of religion. In clear, dispassionate detail he explains why the toolkit of science, based on reason and empirical study, is reliable, while that of religion—including faith, dogma, and revelation—leads to incorrect, untestable, or conflicting conclusions. Coyne is responding to a national climate in which over half of Americans don’t believe in evolution (and congressmen deny global warming), and warns that religious prejudices and strictures in politics, education, medicine, and social policy are on the rise. Extending the bestselling works of Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, and Christopher Hitchens, he demolishes the claims of religion to provide verifiable “truth” by subjecting those claims to the same tests we use to establish truth in science. Coyne irrefutably demonstrates the grave harm—to individuals and to our planet—in mistaking faith for fact in making the most important decisions about the world we live in.

Dynamics Of Faith by Paul Tillich

Title Dynamics of Faith
Author Paul Tillich
Publisher Harper Collins
Release Date 2011-09-13
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 176
ISBN 9780062031464
Language English, Spanish, and French
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One of the greatest books ever written on the subject, Dynamics of Faithis a primer in the philosophy of religion. Paul Tillich, a leading theologian of the twentieth century, explores the idea of faith in all its dimensions, while defining the concept in the process. This graceful and accessible volume contains a new introduction by Marion Pauck, Tillich's biographer.

Doubt Faith And Certainty by Thiselton, Anthony C.

Title Doubt Faith and Certainty
Author Thiselton, Anthony C.
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release Date 2017
Category Faith
Total Pages 160
ISBN 9780802873538
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Doubt, faith, certainty. In this book celebrated theologian Anthony Thiselton provides clarity on these complicated, long-misunderstood theological concepts and the practical pastoral problems they raise for Christians. He reminds us that doubt is not always bad, faith can have different meanings in different circumstances, and certainty is fragile. Drawing on his expertise in the fields of exegesis and hermeneutics, biblical studies, and the history of Christian thought, Thiselton works his way through the labyrinth of past definitions while offering better, more nuanced theological understandings of these three interrelated concepts. The result is a book that speaks profoundly to some of our deepest existential concerns.

Permission To Doubt by Ann C. Sullivan

Title Permission to Doubt
Author Ann C. Sullivan
Publisher Kregel Publications
Release Date 2014-11-01
Category Religion
Total Pages 176
ISBN 9780825443664
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Ann C. Sullivan has challenged and encouraged thousands of women as an international speaker. In her first book, Permission to Doubt, she offers a candid look at when her faith and reason collided. Through a thirteen-year struggle with an undiagnosed panic disorder, Ann learned several valuable lessons: Never shy away from the big questions. Always follow the evidence to its logical conclusion. And genuine truth doesn't buckle under the bright lights of interrogation. Ann uses these lessons to help readers recognize doubt and also shares unique step-by-step solutions in which faith can be reinforced in the midst of our struggle. Using personal examples and an intensely practical approach, Permission to Doubt informs, challenges, and encourages those who'd like to take their faith a little deeper. It's an honest look at what faith is-where it comes from, how it's threatened, and how it can be strengthened.

Title Brownson s Quarterly Review
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1860
Category Christianity
Total Pages 86
ISBN WISC:89066346230
Language English, Spanish, and French
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True And Reasonable by Douglas Jacoby

Title True and Reasonable
Author Douglas Jacoby
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2005
Category Apologetics
Total Pages 135
ISBN 0974534277
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Room For Doubt by Ben Young

Title Room for Doubt
Author Ben Young
Publisher David C Cook
Release Date 2017-09-01
Category Religion
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9781434710451
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Many people have questions about faith. Ben Young knows what it’s like to feel as if you’re alone in your doubts. In Room for Doubt, Ben offers: An honest look at hard questions about God, the Bible, and faith Examples of spiritual giants in Scripture and history who doubted Insight into how to process uncertainty, suffering, and disappointment with God Clarity on the difference between uncertainty and mystery Encouragement about how doubt and faith go together Ben invites you to let doubt become your ally, rather than your enemy. Discover how your questions can lead to a deeper, richer faith.