God Has Not Changed: The Assembled Thoughts of Alice Thomas Ellis

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Alice Thomas Ellis is a celebrated British novelist and columnist. As a polemicist she has often hit the headlines in her attacks on the liberalizing tendencies of Church leaders and their obsession with political correctness.

In this highly readable collection of magazine columns, Thomas Ellis argues that disillusion with organized religions stems from Church leaders and theologians who water down the essentials of the Christian faith. Their obsession with being 'relevant' ...

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Overview

Alice Thomas Ellis is a celebrated British novelist and columnist. As a polemicist she has often hit the headlines in her attacks on the liberalizing tendencies of Church leaders and their obsession with political correctness.

In this highly readable collection of magazine columns, Thomas Ellis argues that disillusion with organized religions stems from Church leaders and theologians who water down the essentials of the Christian faith. Their obsession with being 'relevant' means they have flung out the essentials. Her writing is witty, acerbic and compelling.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780860123590
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 7/28/2004
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 5.36 (w) x 8.47 (h) x 0.59 (d)

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Alice Thomas Ellis is a celebrated British novelist and columnist. As a polemicist she has often hit the headlines in her attacks on the liberalizing tendencies of Church leaders and their obsession with political correctness.

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Table of Contents

Introduction ix
1 'Wimmin' 1
2 Almond Essence 3
3 Chicken's Charter 5
4 Coffee and Wine 7
5 Catholic Bishops 9
6 Opinions 11
7 Rubbishing Religion 13
8 The Great Teresa 15
9 Peculiar 17
10 Oh God 19
11 The Pure Spirit 21
12 False Messiahs 23
13 Pagans 25
14 Dress as You Please 27
15 Informality 29
16 Contradictory Messages 31
17 Finishing the Job 33
18 Sour 35
19 I'll Blow the Damn Thing Up 37
20 Jeremiah 39
21 The True Church 41
22 Open 43
23 Genteel 45
24 Passive 47
25 The Flock and the Shepherd 49
26 Ordination of Women 51
27 A Cross Liberal 53
28 Sniggering 55
29 Lying 57
30 A Bad Joke 59
31 Wanted: An Intelligent Atheist 61
32 Fluffy-mindedness 63
33 Nut Cutlets 65
34 Truth is Beauty 67
35 Goodness, Holiness 69
36 Eternity on a Cruise Liner 71
37 Groundweed 73
38 'Me' 75
39 Master Snowman 77
40 Begging 79
41 Noli Me Tangere 81
42 The Dome 83
43 Progress 85
44 Resignation 87
45 Serenity 89
46 Understanding God 91
47 Distortions 93
48 Surrendering to God 95
49 Monochrome 97
50 Not Known at this Address 99
51 Ground Rules 101
52 Unfashionable 103
53 Because I'm Worth It 105
54 Miss Manners Says 107
55 Magic and Science 109
56 The Shock of Resurrection 111
57 Sex 113
58 Theme Park of the Spirit 115
59 Loaves and Fishes 117
60 An Inclusive Church 119
61 Worshipping Women 121
62 Forgiveness 123
63 A Case of Attempted Suicide 125
64 People of the Book 127
65 A Child's Vision of God 129
66 Television 131
67 Remorse 133
68 Whatever Happened to Sexual Restraint? 135
69 Judas' Kiss 137
70 Vice 139
71 Money 141
72 Wreckers 143
73 Sea of Faith 145
74 Ceremonies, Rituals 147
75 Cross 149
76 Annoying Atheists 151
77 Repentance 153
78 Unconditional Love 155
79 Life is Weird Enough 157
80 Ghost 159
81 Merciful Release 161
82 Vice and Virtue 163
83 Saints 165
84 The Talking Cure 167
85 Religion and Sex 169
86 Facts of Life 171
87 Superiority 173
88 Mother Teresa and Christopher Hitchens 175
89 Bark, Bark 177
90 Thumbing Their Noses 179
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