Product Code: 8419
ISBN: 9781951775377
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Readersmagnet LLC
Published Date: 08/19/2020
Pages: 164
Availability:In stock
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Price: $10.46
The mind-bending question, If yes is the answer, what is the question? asks us: What are the central questions of our lives-the issues that challenge and move us to our deepest affirmations of heart and mind? It points the way, then, to the discovery-or perhaps the recovery-of a contemporary, liberating faith. It does so not by providing pre-packaged answers but by asking us to discern and decide what we are committed to and will live for-the issues of human existence that call forth our affirmation. Eight existential issues form the backbone of the book: - Are we incurably religious? - Does the question of God presuppose God? - Can we acknowledge evil and tragedy and not lose heart? - Do we have a human vocation? - Are ethical values rooted in reality? - Is help available when I need it? - Is religious community a religious necessity? - Does faith make sense?
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Contents

Preface
Introduction: If yes is the answer, what is the question?

Chapter 1: The Heart’s Directive Are we incurably religious?
Chapter 2: Naming God Does the question of God presuppose God?
Chapter 3: The Human Condition Can we acknowledge evil and tragedy, and not lose heart?
Chapter 4: Creative Freedom Do we have a human vocation?
Chapter 5: The Moral Covenant Are ethical values rooted in reality?
Chapter 6: Newmindedness Is help available when I need it?
Chapter 7: The Dedicated Community Is religious community a religious necessity?
Chapter 8: Parabolic Vision Does faith make sense?

Epilogue
Notes

"Beach draws us into a deeper level of understanding liberal religious commitment by organizing eight chapters around stories and questions. . . . He does not require the reader to respond in the same way that he does. But his point of view is always there, helping sharpen your own." -John Buehrens, former President, The Unitarian Universalist Association

"A great achievement. There is a vast need for just this kind of material." -John B. Cob, Jr., Claremont Graduate School

"Beach demonstrates how religion illuminates the real issues of our age. He shows how important critical faith can be in a confused and disoriented time." -Harvey Cox, Harvard Divinity School, author of Fire from Heaven

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