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Pauline Perspectives: Essays on Paul 1978-2013 by N. T. Wright
Careful reading shows how Tom Wright's views have developed over the period. The selection of essays covers the whole range of his thinking and searching on Paul so in many ways this is a good book if you only want to purchase one volume of the many he has written. It becomes very clear how many of his detractors have not really read what he proposes - rather they gun for what they think he is saying. He makes a very valid point that when some argue he is overturning the views of 500 years, such critics are behaving like the Roman Catholic Church at the time of the Reformation. Is the church truly semper reformanda (always reforming) or have we ossified in the 16th century? That is not… Read more
Science and Religion in Quest of Truth by John Polkinghorne
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
There will be two groups of fundementalist evangelicals who would find this book worthless

a) Those of 7 day Young Earth confession. To such, any attempt to show science and Scripture telling the same story in different ways will be unacceptable compromise
b) Those of diehard atheistic "scientific" confession. Such will never accept anything much beyond the material and physical. Nor anything which challenges current scientific wisdom

For those of us not of such persuasions this is a helpful offering in what is a very crowded market for such books. While I found the author's scientific descriptions taxed my own education (science to A level 40 ears ago) to the… Read more
Love Wins: At the Heart of Life's Big Questions by Rob Bell
I heard so much condemnation of this book so had to have it for myself.

I do not like his writing style. I reads like a collection of Twitter/Text/Facebook posts which does not suit me for topics of this importance. I found it more difficult to be sure of what he was saying

what about the content? Well I wonder what the fuss was really about. I certainly felt there was a tendency to a love conquers all approach pof the simpering kind. Theologically I perceive we will never really grasp the extent of God's nearness, love, mercy etc, until we also grasp his otherness - holiness, power, majesty, not contenancing evil, sin etc. Bell is not the only one to show such… Read more

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