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A Collision of Truths: A Life in Conflict with a Cherished Faith

A Collision of Truths: A Life in Conflict with a Cherished Faith

by Robert Y. Ellis


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"Robert Y. Ellis' A Collision of Truths is a beautifully written and insightful autobiography of one man's journey of faith. Ellis was raised a Christian Scientist but later both rejected and appropriated many of its central beliefs. Ellis narrates the role Christian Science played in providing balance and meaning in his life while questioning its hostility to critical inquiry and modern medicine. Through sensitive description of the arc of his own life, Ellis calls his readers to re-examine their basic values and commitments amidst the complexities of daily existence in a digital world where knowledge increases exponentially. A genuine achievement and must read for fellow travelers who are looking for meaning and hope in our time."

-Mark I. Wallace, PhD, Professor of Religion, Swarthmore College,
Author of Finding God in the Singing River

"A man would be singularly inert if he were not to find this account vastly tantalizing. What an extraordinary tale! The way Ellis proceeds through his life from earliest childhood on keeps a reader wanting to know what comes next. And his prose is a blessed relief to anyone who loves good English prose."

-Thomas Howard, PhD, author Christ the Tiger

This narrative is the first to reveal one Christian Science family's story, their faith's underpinnings and those singular episodes that collided with Ellis' beliefs including his Christian Science mother being treated by a beam of protons at the Harvard University cyclotron, his father's unsolved murder in Harlem, and the religious tensions in his childhood home that ultimately exploded. Ellis' sometimes painful, always captivating journey will inspire everyone being challenged by today's extraordinary scientific discoveries which appear to leave no room for God.

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ISBN-13: 9780595456277
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/24/2008
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.49(d)

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