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4.0 out of 5 stars Meaning to Mystery
'Tokens of Trust' explores the meaning of the Christian creed in a clear, crisp and concise manner. Whereas many writers seek to demystify the Gospel through analytic deconstruction, Rowan Williams develops the gospel's sense of mystery and encourages a relationship of trust between the reader and his/her maker, the communion of humanity and the world created according...
Published on 28 May 2007 by Victor Pilmoor

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3.0 out of 5 stars A bit too academic
As an 'Introduction' to christian belief, you I assumed this would be a bit more basic, aimed at those who may not already have a belief. Sadly I found it too academic and not really enlightening.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A well-written look at the essentials of Christian belief from a more mystical angle, 2 July 2007
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This book is based on Rowan Williams' talks in Canterbury Cathedral during Holy Week 2005 and is an introduction to Christianity focusing on six major themes - trusting in God, creation, Jesus, suffering, the church and life after death. These themes are considered with reference to the Apostles' Creed and the Nicene Creed alongside reflections on historical characters such as St Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, Martin Luther and modern people and events.

The book doesn't presuppose significant knowledge about Christianity but the writing style is rather wordy and feels a little more academic than usual in books aimed for this market. It isn't the usual checklist of basic Christian beliefs but is instead a well-written and interesting approach in discussing the trustworthy and unchanging love of God and how we begin to live in the light of this knowledge.
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