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Author Ashby, Roland.

Title A faith to live by : what an intelligent, compassionate and authentic Christian faith looks like / [Roland Ashby]
Published Preston, Vic. : Mosaic Press, 2012


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Description x, 240 pages : portraits ; 21 cm
Contents Archbishop Rowan Williams : on Prayer, life today and September 11, 2001 -- Professor John Lennox : Facing life's hard questions with grace and hope -- Fr Laurence Freeman : Meditation - a glimpse of the resurrection -- Esther de Waal : a wonder filled life -- Fr Richar Rohr : Letting go of the ego agenda -- Sir John Polkinghorne : God and other unseen realities -- Morris West : Life death and faith -- Dr Keith Ward : From 'Billy Graham experience' to philosopher theologian -- Sr Joan Chittister : Sr Joan says Alleluia to life's highs and lows -- Jim Wallis : Be the change you want to see for the world -- Brian McLaren : Resonate to God's frequency with right practice -- Fr Christopher Jamison : A place of refuge to face our demons -- Brother Ghislain : The young find meaning at Taize -- Diarmuid O'Murchu : A quantum leap in understanding God -- Sr Helen Prejean : An unleashing of grace on Death row -- Professor Owen Gingerich : Humanity - the small ephemeral flower of a vast universe? -- Fr Michael Casey " Becoming open to the Spirit's attention -- Fr William Meninger : The one thing that is necessary -- Shane Claiborne : The simple way brings extraordinary results -- Michael Leunig : Glimpses of the eternal -- Paul Collins : God's primal revelation -- Professor Sam Berry : Bringing God back into the world -- Professor John Carroll : Don't let doctrine kill the Gospel -- Dr David Tacey : Falling love with the sacred other -- Dr Greg Clarke : Love, faith and responding to the new atheism
Summary 25 of the world's leading Christian authors. scholars and spiritual teachers reflect on their faith, in conversation with Roland Ashby This book of interviews is a timely one. At a time when Christianity, and religions in general, are under sustained attack from 'new atheists' such as Richard Dawkins and the late Christopher Hitchens, there is an urgent need for intelligent, thoughtful, clear and honest reflections on faith which can be widely accessed and understood. In A faith to live by many of the interview subjects explain how they are able to believe in, and live by, their faith, and also deal with questions and doubts from within their belief and practice as Christians. Many of the interviews grapple with difficult questions such as 'Why does God allow suffering?'; explore the interviewees' personal prayer and meditation practices and experiences of the divine, eternal and transcendent; and seek wise and prophetic insight into the state of both society and the church today. There is also, in many of the interviews, a sense of the expansiveness of the Spirit, the flame of love which is enkindled in the heart by devotion to Christ and which inspires a generous and compassionate attitude to others, often including great acts of self-giving
Analysis Australian
Christian life - 21st century
Christianity - Australia
Faith - Meditations
Religion and culture - 21st century
Notes "25 of the world's leading Christian authors, scholars and spiritual teachers reflect on their faith, in conversations with Roland Ashby"--title page
Subject Christianity -- Interviews.
Christianity -- Philosophy.
Christians -- Interviews.
Faith -- Meditations.
Faith -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
Genre/Form Meditations.
ISBN 9781743241431 (paperback)