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Rollins possesses the freshest theological voice of the emerging church movement. The leader of an ecclesial community called Ikon that meets in pubs in his native Northern Ireland came out of nowhere with his How (Not) to Speak of God in 2006, where he made the tools of postmodern philosophy accessible to nonspecialists. That book's virtues are again on display: clarity (rare enough for an academically trained philosopher), wit and playful, counterintuitive readings of Christian scripture. He argues that the most faithful response to Christianity may be Judas's betrayal of Jesus over against fundamentalists who would violently defend Jesus and academics who would imprison Jesus. Rollins paints with an overly broad brush—not every theologian since Descartes has been boxed in by his categories. At times an academic degree would be helpful to understand his use of Zizek or Nietzsche. All the same, Rollins puts postmodern philosophy to work for those trying to rethink their faith for a new day without stifling modern categories. Even those who disagree will find the pages turning themselves. (June)
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Peter Rollins is the author of the much-talked-about, How (Not) to Speak of God. He is a working philosopher, has a B.A. in Scholastic philosophy, an M.A. in political theory and criticism, a Ph.D. in postmodern theory, and is the founder of the Ikon community in Northern Ireland. He frequently lectures throughout the United States.
Excellent book that lays out in a scholarly way exactly the issues which Jews and Christians have with the scriptural narrative. Read morePublished 7 days ago by M. Strong
I bought and read this book under the assumption it would be focused predominantly on betrayal. I specifically assumed it would be focused on Judas and other, similar,... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Matthew O'Neil
Prophetic words for prophetic followers of Jesus. A real challenge for for any who have a rigid understanding of "the rules."Published 2 months ago by Dale Hotelling
I read all of Rollins' work. It is thought-provoking and challenging. This book was much of the same. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Joe Skillen
Absolutely fantastic Pete, absolutely fantastic. Provocative and challenging; to the point of helping to cause the fissure in my belief system that helps fundamentally usher in a... Read morePublished 13 months ago by f14carbo
This book has challenged me spiritually as a church leader. It is truly a must read for anyone who is interested in "knowing God for themselves."Published 13 months ago by Rev. E. Gill
As a Christian who wrestles with questions and doubts I am thankful for the writing of Peter Rollins. I hopeful that one day I'll understand what he's saying. :-)Published 19 months ago by Sdmayo78
An outstanding book that presents a mature view of God beyond the need to literalize and fully in line with mystic thought and experience. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Craig Bergland
This book was very much like Rollins first book How (Not) to Speak of God. Whereas the first book focuses mainly on our beliefs in God, this book focuses more our beliefs about the... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Brian Murphy