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What Is the Point of Being a Christian? (edició 2005)

de Timothy Radcliffe (Autor)

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What is the Point of Being a Christian? has been awarded¿the prestigious Michael Ramsey prize¿for the best in theological writing. For more information please visit: www.michaelramseyprize.org.uk ¿ What is the Point of being a Christian? One is pointed to God, who is the point of everything. If one thinks of religion as just 'useful' then one has reduced it to another consumer product. But if we are pointed to God, then this should make a difference to how we live. This is not a moral superiority. Christians are usually no better than anyone else. But the lives of Christians should be marked by some form of hope, freedom, happiness and courage. If they are not then why should anyone believe a word they say? In this new book, Timothy Radcliffe is at his best, writing with a prophetic edge. His argument for Christian belief is profoundly Catholic and profoundly human. But what is just as remarkable, Radcliffe's argument for and interpretation of Christian Gospel is couched in a deep understanding of human nature and the problems and anxieties of modern men and women. Radcliffe is far distant from the theologian's ivory tower and yet his understanding of the Gospel is profoundly theological. The frame of reference for this book is wide, and it is based amongst other things on Fr Radcliffe's pastoral experience of dealing with people with problematic marriages, those struggling with celibacy, those trying to understand the nature of religious authority and those trying to remain loyal to the Church which finds their sexual orientation 'irregular'.… (més)
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Títol:What Is the Point of Being a Christian?
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When Timothy Radcliffe was asked the title question by a friend he replied, "Because it's true," but apparently that wasn't a good enough answer for his friend.

In this book he explores what we mean by saying Christianity is by true in a culture where the idea of truth is losing respect. He moves on to discuss choices we make, personal and social treatment of others, courage, our nature as physical and social beings, and the fault lines between and within Christian denominations.

All in all, a very thought provoking book. Definitely one to keep and read and re-read. ( )
  Robertgreaves | Mar 5, 2012 |
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What is the Point of Being a Christian? has been awarded¿the prestigious Michael Ramsey prize¿for the best in theological writing. For more information please visit: www.michaelramseyprize.org.uk ¿ What is the Point of being a Christian? One is pointed to God, who is the point of everything. If one thinks of religion as just 'useful' then one has reduced it to another consumer product. But if we are pointed to God, then this should make a difference to how we live. This is not a moral superiority. Christians are usually no better than anyone else. But the lives of Christians should be marked by some form of hope, freedom, happiness and courage. If they are not then why should anyone believe a word they say? In this new book, Timothy Radcliffe is at his best, writing with a prophetic edge. His argument for Christian belief is profoundly Catholic and profoundly human. But what is just as remarkable, Radcliffe's argument for and interpretation of Christian Gospel is couched in a deep understanding of human nature and the problems and anxieties of modern men and women. Radcliffe is far distant from the theologian's ivory tower and yet his understanding of the Gospel is profoundly theological. The frame of reference for this book is wide, and it is based amongst other things on Fr Radcliffe's pastoral experience of dealing with people with problematic marriages, those struggling with celibacy, those trying to understand the nature of religious authority and those trying to remain loyal to the Church which finds their sexual orientation 'irregular'.

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