By Peter Rollins
Theological firebrand Peter Rollins asserts that mainstream Christianity reduces God to an idol, made in our personal photo, for the aim of supplying simple task and satisfaction.
You can’t be chuffed. lifestyles is hard. You don’t comprehend 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 to be able to open readers as much as a extra loving, energetic manifestation of Christ’s love.
In distinction to the standard realizing of the “Good information” as a message providing delight and walk in the park, Rollins argues for an intensive and shattering substitute. He explores how the excellent news truly consists of embracing the concept that we can’t be entire, that lifestyles is tough, and that we're at nighttime. exhibiting how God has frequently been approached as a product that would render us whole, get rid of our pain, and display 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 actually rob demise of its sting and input into the fullness of lifestyles.