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Amazing grace : a vocabulary of faith  Cover Image Book Book

Amazing grace : a vocabulary of faith / Kathleen Norris.

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  • ISBN: 1573220787
  • ISBN: 9781573220781
  • ISBN: 1573227218
  • ISBN: 9781573227216
  • Physical Description: 384 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 1998.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
Eschatology -- Antichrist -- Silence -- Salvation -- Inheritance: blessing and curse -- Incarnation -- Detachment -- Conversion: the family story -- Exorcism -- Perfection -- Prayer -- Belief, doubt, and sacred ambiguity -- Repentance -- Annunciation -- Inheritance: what religion were you raised in, and what are you now? -- Commandments -- Idolatry -- Bible -- Righteous -- Conversion: the stories -- God -- Blood -- Virgin Mary, Mother of God -- Anger -- Conversion: The feminist impasse -- Chosen -- Fear -- Conversion: one more boom -- Grace -- Intolerance/forbearance -- Christ -- Sinner, wretch, and reprobate -- Faith -- Good and evil -- Preaching -- The Bible: illiteracies and ironies -- Heresy/apostasy -- Creeds -- Orthodoxy -- God-talk -- Inquisition -- Oppression -- Herod -- Conversion: the wild West -- Ecstasy -- Medieval -- Christian -- The Bible study -- Worship -- Conversion: my Ebenezer -- The Bible: give me a word -- "Organized" religion -- Hospitality -- Church -- Lectio Divina -- Mystic -- Trinity -- Seeking -- Conversion: the scary stuff -- Evangelism -- Imagination (or, How many Christians does it take to balance N. Scott Momaday?) -- Unchurched -- Hell -- Judgment -- Apocalypse -- Prayer as remembrance: the expert marksman's medal -- Dogma -- Angels -- Wickedness -- Interpretation: "I know not" -- Revelation -- Pentecostal -- Prayer as mystery -- Neighbor -- Theology -- Asceticism -- Heaven -- Infallibility -- Truth -- The new Jerusalem.
Summary, etc.:
The author blends history, memoir, and theology with a strong grasp of language in an investigation into the key words of Christian belief, such as "judgment," "prayer," "faith," and "Christ."
Subject: Christian life > Presbyterian authors.
Christianity > Terminology.
Language and languages > Religious aspects.
Faith.
Christian life > Presbyterian authors.
Christianity > Terminology.
Langage et langues > Aspect religieux.
Foi.
faith.
Genre: Dictionary
dictionaries.
Dictionaries.
Dictionnaires.

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