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The Orthodox Heretic By Peter Rollins

The Orthodox Heretic by Peter Rollins

Condition - Very Good
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Summary

Presents the parables of Jesus - odd and unexpected stories that set hearers and readers spinning off course from what is safe and familiar towards some completely different kind of understanding.

The Orthodox Heretic Summary

The Orthodox Heretic: And Other Impossible Tales by Peter Rollins

Pete Rollins is inspired by the fact that all language fails when it comes to describing God. This, he says, is what nourishes poets and pilgrims alike as they try to capture, enact and incarnate truth. Such truth can only be lived - it cannot be reduced to mere words. From this starting point, he revisits the parables of Jesus - odd and unexpected stories that set hearers and readers spinning off course from what is safe and familiar towards some completely new kind of understanding. Parables are subversive; they never attempt to make faith simplistic. A parable does not primarily provide information about our world. Rather, if we allow it to do its work within us, it will change our world-breaking it - and us - open to wholly new possibilities. In the spirit of Jesus' parables, Peter offers some transformative stories of his own.

About Peter Rollins

Pete Rollins is the founder and co-ordinator of IKON, an emergent church community in Belfast, www.ikon.org.ouk He is the author of How (Not ) to Speak of God and a contributor to Evaluating Fresh Expressions.

Additional information

GOR002906552
9781853119798
1853119792
The Orthodox Heretic: And Other Impossible Tales by Peter Rollins
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Canterbury Press Norwich
2009-07-28
128
N/A
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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