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The Orthodox Heretic And Other Impossible Tales
by Peter Rollins


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Rollins has already established himself as a major voice and an astute, generative force within the emergence Christianity. "The Orthodox Heretic" is his most accessible and engaging work to date." - Phyllis Tickle

In this bold new book Peter Rollins presents a vision of faith that has little regard for the institutions of Christendom.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Rollins has already established himself as a major voice and an astute, generative force within the emergence Christianity. "The Orthodox Heretic" is his most accessible and engaging work to date." - Phyllis Tickle

In this bold new book Peter Rollins presents a vision of faith that has little regard for the institutions of Christendom. His uncompromising critique of religion, while often unsettline, is infused with a deep and abiding love for what it means to genuinely follow Christ.

Pete Rollins writes with clarity and compelling conviction." - Frank Schaeffer

"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"

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781557256348
  • ISBN-10: 1557256349
  • Publisher: Paraclete Pr
  • Publish Date: April 2009
  • Page Count: 184


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Books > Religion > Christian Theology - General
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Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 45.
  • Review Date: 2009-02-09
  • Reviewer: Staff

Don't be fooled by the slender spine of this unusual book. Rollins, the Irish philosopher/po-mo theologian who has previously published How (Not) to Speak of God and The Fidelity of Betrayal, upends some of Christians' most cherished platitudes about God in his newest outing. He cautions readers that the book is not to be read quickly, for acquiring information, but to be savored slowly for possible transformation. Mostly, the book lives up to this billing. Rollins recasts some of the most familiar parables of and stories about Jesus, sometimes subversively—as when he proposes a version of feeding the 5,000 that shows Jesus and his disciples pigging out on meager resources while the multitudes look on, starving. His point? That Christians are the body of Christ, and when we oppress the poor and hoard scarce resources, we are saying that represents the kind of God we serve. Although not all of the parables work equally well—some could use further illumination—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. (Apr. 1)

 
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