The Idolatry of God: Breaking Our Addiction to Certainty and Satisfaction

The Idolatry of God: Breaking Our Addiction to Certainty and Satisfaction

Peter Rollins

Theological firebrand Peter Rollins asserts that mainstream Christianity reduces God to an idol, made in our personal photograph, for the aim of offering walk in the park and satisfaction.

You can’t be chuffed. existence is tough. You don’t be aware of the secret.

Whether readers are religious believers or far-off seekers, The Idolatry of God shows that we needs to lay down our certainties and truthfully admit our doubts to spot with Jesus. Rollins purposely upsets fundamentalist walk in the park so that it will open readers as much as a extra loving, lively manifestation of Christ’s love.

In distinction to the standard figuring out of the “Good information” as a message supplying delight and sure bet, Rollins argues for a thorough and shattering replacement. He explores how the good news truly contains embracing the concept that we can’t be complete, that lifestyles is tough, and that we're in the dead of night. exhibiting how God has commonly been approached as a product that might render us whole, eliminate our pain, and show the solutions, he introduces an incendiary method of religion that invitations us to joyfully include our brokenness, resolutely face our unknowing, and courageously settle for the problems of life. merely then, he argues, do we really rob dying of its sting and input into the fullness of lifestyles.

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