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Saving Christianity: New Thinking for Old Beliefs

Foreword by Bishop Willie Walsh. A radical and provocative challenge to Church beliefs. A major reason for the current crisis in Christian churches, Hilary Wakeman argues, is that their doctrines are simply not believable. In this readable …

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Topics: Theology & Religious Education. 8 Points: Eight points. Ages: Adult. Resource Types: Books.

Strength for the Journey: A Pilgrimage of Faith in Community

In “Strength for the Journey”, Diana Butler Bass illustrates the dynamic strength and persistence of mainline Protestantism. While many baby boomers left the church, only to come back later in life, Bass was a “stayer” who witnessed the struggles and changes and found much there that was meaningful.

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Topics: Spiritual Exploration & Practice. Ages: Adult. Resource Types: Books.

The Battle for God

Reacting to a technologically driven world with liberal Western values, fundamentalists have not only increased in numbers, they have become more desperate, claims Armstrong…Yet she also acknowledges the irony of how fundamentalism and Western materialism seem to urge each other on to greater excesses. To “prevent an escalation of the conflict, we must try and understand the pain and perception of the other side…”

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The Meaning of Jesus: Two Visions

Was Jesus born of a virgin? Did he know he was the Messiah? Was he bodily resurrected from the dead? Did he intentionally die to redeem humankind? Was Jesus God? Two leading Jesus scholars with widely divergent …

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Topics: Theology & Religious Education. Ages: Adult. Resource Types: Books.

The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture: The Effect of Early Christological Controversies on the Text of he New Testament

In a study that explores the close relationship between the social history of early Christianity and the textual tradition of the emerging New Testament, Ehrman examines how early struggles between Christian “heresy” and “orthodoxy” affected the transmission of the documents over which, in part, the debates were waged. His thesis is that proto-orthodox scribes of the second and third centuries occasionally altered their sacred texts for polemical reasons…

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Topics: Theology & Religious Education. Ages: Adult. Resource Types: Books.
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