9780310287582-0310287588-Questions to All Your Answers: The Journey from Folk Religion to Examined Faith

Questions to All Your Answers: The Journey from Folk Religion to Examined Faith

ISBN-13: 9780310287582
ISBN-10: 0310287588
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Olson, Roger E.
Publication date: 2008
Publisher: Zondervan
Format: Paperback 192 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780310287582
ISBN-10: 0310287588
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Olson, Roger E.
Publication date: 2008
Publisher: Zondervan
Format: Paperback 192 pages

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Acknowledged authors Olson, Roger E. wrote Questions to All Your Answers: The Journey from Folk Religion to Examined Faith comprising 192 pages back in 2008. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0310287588 and 9780310287582. Since then Questions to All Your Answers: The Journey from Folk Religion to Examined Faith textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 1.02 or rent at the marketplace.

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Many Christians’ faith exists as a loose collection of unexamined clichés and slogans borrowed from songs, devotional books, sermon illustrations, and even the internet. Too often this belief system (if it can be called a “system”) lacks coherence and intelligibility; it can hardly be expressed, let alone defended, to others. The problem with folk religion is that it too easily withers under the onslaughts of secularism or seemingly reasonable answers provided by cults and new religions. Christianity has a long tradition of intellectual examination of other faiths and its own beliefs. Socrates said that the unexamined life is not worth living; great Christian minds of all the ages have believed the unexamined faith is not worth believing. Reflective Christianity is Christian faith that has subjected itself to the rigorous questioning of Scripture, tradition, reason, and experience. It is mature Christian faith that goes on believing even as it questions what it believes. The goal of this book is not to destroy anyone’s faith but to build it up by placing it on a firmer foundation of critical examination. Ten popular Christian clichés are subjected to critical inquiry and interrogated to discover whether they contain truth or are in error. In most cases the conclusion is—both. The aim is not to tear down straw men but to demonstrate a path toward stronger, more mature Christian belief.

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