The Evolution of Faith LP: How God Is Creating a Better Christianity

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Why Christianity must change

What if God wanted us to grow and change, both our theology and our beliefs?In The Evolution of Faith, Philip Gulley invites us to discard slavish obedience to antiquated faith claims and worldviews and discover our true beliefs, re-examining and re-interpreting Christianity for today’s complex world. Gulley encourages us to seek answers within and develop our own apologetics, a belief system that evolves as new ideas and realities are introduced. As...

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Overview

Why Christianity must change

What if God wanted us to grow and change, both our theology and our beliefs?In The Evolution of Faith, Philip Gulley invites us to discard slavish obedience to antiquated faith claims and worldviews and discover our true beliefs, re-examining and re-interpreting Christianity for today’s complex world. Gulley encourages us to seek answers within and develop our own apologetics, a belief system that evolves as new ideas and realities are introduced. As we un-tether ourselves from those tenets that no longer further the faith, we can open ourselves to a Christianity we can believe in—one that brings out the best in us; a Christianity comfortable with people of other faiths; a Christianity grateful for scientific knowledge; a Christianity rooted in God’s grace and informed by Jesus’s example. This book is Gulley’s ongoing effort to build a Christianity many of us long for, but haven’t yet found.

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Editorial Reviews

Diana Butler Bass
“No one raises provocative questions about Christianity more kindly than Philip Gulley. ”
Archbishop Desmond Tutu
“In our ever changing world, Gulley’s book is much needed. An important book for any person of faith.”
Phyllis Tickle
“Every serious Christian ought to read this book, ponder it,wrestle with it, but above all, be grateful for its presence in today’s urgent conversation about what we are and are becoming as a people of God.”
Dan Barker
“If I were forced to pretend to believe in God again, I would choose Philip Gulley’s God: a deity who cares not whether you worship him, but how you treat other people.”
Booklist
“Because of the gentle intelligence of his storytelling as much as his homely, experiential theology, he may convince many that they are progressive Christians, too.”
Archbishop - Desmond Tutu
"In our ever changing world, Gulley’s book is much needed. An important book for any person of faith."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062065278
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/7/2011
  • Edition description: Larger Pri
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Philip Gulley is a Quaker minister, writer, husband, and father. He is the bestselling author of Front Porch Tales, the acclaimed Harmony series, and is coauthor of If Grace Is True and If God Is Love. Gulley lives with his wife and two sons in Indiana, and is a frequent speaker at churches, colleges, and retreat centers across the country.

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