The Curse of a Questioning Mind: Illustrations in the Psychology of Faith

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The stories in this book involve faith, hypocrisy, theology, morality and agnosticism. All of the episodes are true. They are humorous, sad, cynical and shocking. The author, writing under a pseudonym, has changed all of the names of persons, places and institutions, lest some individuals might be identified. Because it presents controversial viewpoints, the book is an excellent source for church discussion groups, especially in Episcopal and Roman Catholic parishes. It evokes questions rather than answers. It is...
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Overview

The stories in this book involve faith, hypocrisy, theology, morality and agnosticism. All of the episodes are true. They are humorous, sad, cynical and shocking. The author, writing under a pseudonym, has changed all of the names of persons, places and institutions, lest some individuals might be identified. Because it presents controversial viewpoints, the book is an excellent source for church discussion groups, especially in Episcopal and Roman Catholic parishes. It evokes questions rather than answers. It is a "must-read" for all clergy! The author grew up as a High-church Episcopalian. He was a pioneer in ecumenical relations during the 1960s and 1970s. As a liberal Episcopal priest, he taught religion and moral theology in a Roman Catholic high school and university. Eventually, the battles of church politics and hypocrisy took their toll, resulting in anger, disillusionment, loss of faith and depression. Finally, after decades of agnosticism, he found faith in Roman Catholicism, with reservations about certain "moral" tenets. This raises more questions. Can a Biblical, political and "social" liberal, in good conscience, also be a Roman Catholic? His story reveals a struggle between reason and faith in the tornado of his questioning mind. Beware! This is not a story for the super pious. The book is scathingly honest. It both challenges and affirms faith. It presents a fascinating and personal study of the psychology of faith as it developed, was lost, found and questioned. Is a questioning mind a curse or a blessing?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781468000726
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/28/2011
  • Pages: 394
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.81 (d)

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