Reclaiming The Language of Faith

by Lloyd J. Averill



Book Details

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Publication Date : 12/03/2001

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 188
ISBN : 9780738852256

About the Book

Language—the ability to speak, to answer—is at the heart of our humanness. In language is the power to shape and to reshape our worlds, inner and outer. But many mainline Christians lack the faith language they need to make sense out of these confusing times. After “the acids of modernity” have done their worst, what can still be said about God, about the Bible, about Providence? Theologian Lloyd Averill examines the traditional language of faith—those, and other words, like sin, salvation, revelation, incarnation; even the word faith itself--to see what can be said about them that maintains their rich rootage in the Christian tradition and, at the same time, makes sense—can be empower us for understanding and change--in our kind of world. The style here is direct, the writing is accessible both to Christian insiders and to inquirers.

About the Author

Among Lloyd J. Averill’s dozen other books are works on theology, sociology, religious history, Native American art history, and higher education. He has published one novel and has another in the works. Since 1951 he has taught religious studies at both undergraduate and graduate institutions, and is now an emeritus faculty member in the School of Social Work at the University of Washington.