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Author Cowdell, Scott, author

Title Abiding Faith : Christianity Beyond Certainty, Anxiety, and Violence
Published Havertown : James Clarke & Co, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (233 pages)
Contents Front Cover; Title Page; Copyright information; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I Faith in the Crucible of Modernity; 1. Homeless Hearts; 2. Faith in "the System"; 3. The False Sacred; Part II Belonging, Believing, and Behaving; 4. At Home in Jesus Christ; 5. Faith's Knowledge; 6. Behold, I Make All Things New; Conclusion; Bibliography; Back Cover
Summary Australian theologian Scott Cowdell explores how having faith has changed under the influence of modernity and post-modernity in the West. He returns faith from pious sentimentality and arid philosophy of religion to the realm of participating knowing, paradigmatic imagination, and personal transformation where it belongs as a form of life, shaped by encounter with Jesus Christ and worked out through the Eucharistic community. This is shown to have been the typical understanding of faith from Saint Paul to the Fathers to the medieval monastic theologians. Since the rise of nominalism, however,
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Girard, René, 1923-2015.
Christian life -- Anglican authors.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0227902971 (electronic bk.)
9780227902974 (electronic bk.)