Includes bibliographical references and bibliography, p. -257.
This book "challenges the reader to let go of rigid rules and judgmental positions, to embrace, instead, a habit of mind and spirit that is receptive to repeated conversion, to the ongoing and tangible work of God in our lives and our communities. Illuminating and surprising discussions of the Incarnation, the Atonement, and the Book of Job invite us to consider afresh the basic tenets of belief, of the experience of faith. Speaking from the unusual standpoint of a liberal charismatic, Gray Temple offers an idiosyncratic and refreshing perspective ...". -- back cover.
Contents: Foreword dated 16 October 2000, Columbia Theological Seminary / Walter Brueggemann -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- A Problematic Conversion -- Religion Versus Righteousness -- The Dread of God -- Growing Versus Grown -- The Destabilizing Bible -- The Incarnation -- The Atonement -- A Religious Breakdown -- The Community of the Son of Man -- Staying Molten -- Appendix A: The Charismatic Movement -- Appendix B: Forgiving Others -- Bibliography.