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Scholars Talk about Their Private Lives – When Faith Meets Reason

Posted by NT Wrong on December 15, 2008

faith_meets_reasonA new book from Polebridge Press explores the spiritual journeys travelled by scholars. In When Faith Meets Reason: Religion Scholars Reflect on Their Spiritual Journeys (Oct 2008) thirteen scholars “speak candidly about how they negotiate the conflicting demands of faith and reason.”

“This book could lead to a dangerous epidemic of honesty among religious thinkers.”
– Richard Holloway, Bishop of Edinburgh and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church (retired)

These are the contributors and their chapters:
1. Glenna S. Jackson, From Hippo to Hippos
2. Charles W. Hedrick, Out of the Enchanted Forest
3. Nigel Leaves, A Journey in Life
4. Robert M. Price, Footsteps in the Quicksand
5. Paul Alan Laughlin, A Mystical Christian Credo
6. James M. Robinson, What I believe
7. Mahlon H. Smith, Ears to Hear
8. Theodore J. Weeden, Sr., A Faith Odyssey
9. Walter Wink, The Myth of the Human Jesus
10. David Galston, Giving Up the Truth
11. Darren J. N. Middleton, Min(d)ing God
12. Susan M. (Elli) Elliott, Coming to Jesus, Coming Through Jesus
13. Hal Taussig, Disparate Presence

The publishers have also set up a Study Guide website for the book, with “chapter by chapter instructional ideas and materials designed for use by study groups reading When Faith Meets Reason.” The website is still in development, but what is there looks helpful for those interested in exploring questions about the interrelationships of faith and reason.

4 Responses to “Scholars Talk about Their Private Lives – When Faith Meets Reason”

  1. David Ker said

    I’m a little bit excited about one of those chapters.

  2. NT Wrong? said

    hmmmmmm… Wink?

  3. Geoff Hudson said

    “This book could lead to a dangerous epidemic of honesty among religious thinkers.”
    – Richard Holloway, Bishop of Edinburgh and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church (retired)

    Honesty of thought is not good enough. What about a search for the real history?

  4. NT Wrong? said

    Real history of what?

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