The Orthodox Heretic: And Other Impossible Tales

Peter Rollins (Author)
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Description

Pete Rollins is inspired by the fact that all language fails when it comes to describing God. This, he says, is what nourishes poets and pilgrims alike as they try to capture, enact and incarnate truth. Such truth can only be lived - it cannot be reduced to mere words. From this starting point, he revisits the parables of Jesus - odd and unexpected stories that set hearers and readers spinning off course from what is safe and familiar towards some completely new kind of understanding. Parables are subversive; they never attempt to make faith simplistic. A parable does not primarily provide information about our world. Rather, if we allow it to do its work within us, it will change our world-breaking it - and us - open to wholly new possibilities. In the spirit of Jesus' parables, Peter offers some transformative stories of his own.

Product Details

Price
£9.99  £9.29
Publisher
Canterbury Press Norwich
Publish Date
28 July 2009
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781853119798
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