Item description for Searching For Faith: A Skeptic's Journey by W. Ross Winterowd...
Searching for Faith: A Skeptic's Journey is intended for the general reader. It is not a scholarly book; however, it is the result of a decades-long interest in how readers read and how texts convey their meaning, leavened by a very personal commitment to the quest for faith. It explores timely questions that must concern anyone who thinks about faith, particularly insofar as faith is based on the Bible.
Readers are invited to join the author in thinking about faith and the individual's own history; the nature of prayer; the problems of reading scripture; the nature of sin and guilt; the apparently insuperable enigmas of the Bible; conceptions of God; the "messages" that the Bible conveys; and capitalism and Christianity.
Finally, Searching for Faith offers a view of faith based on the great poetic and pragmatic traditions of the United States: the philosophy of William James and John Dewey and the poetry of Walt Whitman and Wallace Stevens. Written in a graceful, accessible style, Searching for Faith is an introduction to faith that rational people can embrace.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Aug 30, 2004
Publisher Parlor Press
ISBN 1932559310 ISBN13 9781932559316
Availability 91 units. Availability accurate as of Jan 22, 2017 10:06.
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More About W. Ross Winterowd
About the Author: W. Ross Winterowd is Bruce R. McElderry Professor of English at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He is the author of a number of books on writing and language skills.
W. Ross Winterowd currently resides in the state of California. W. Ross Winterowd has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Southern California University of Southern California, L.