Finding Faith in the Face of Doubt: A Guide for Contemporary Seekers by Joseph S. Willis (Quest) Yes, says interdenominational minister Joe Willis. Even in the face of growing scientific knowledge about the vastness of the universe, we can still find a faith that fits.
There is no one answer, Willis freely acknowledges. "We know we don't know, and yet we all, even atheists, must stand on assumptions that help us lead good lives."
Among Willis's class members have been particle physicists, airline pilots, mining engineers, and mathematicians. Here he honors such "hardcore realists" in an honest, clear‑eyed approach to tough questions about the existence of God, immortality, the nature of good and evil, and the need for both freedom and commitment. He shows us how to live the paradoxes of trusting in spite of doubt; thinking about the unthinkable; believing in a God who may not exist; and knowing that reason is the source of faith
Finding Faith in the Face of Doubt is about faith and truth. Which is more important? That's like asking which side of a coin is more important; they can't be separated and each needs the other. So the book deals truthfully with faith, and it insists that you must have faith in truth. If you can't really believe in the truth of what your faith holds about the universe, your faith will crumble. In the words of Bishop John Shelby Spong's book, Here I Stand, "The heart cannot worship what the mind rejects."' On the other hand, human reason‑the ability to create and analyze and see relationships‑is the source of faith. No unreasoning being can have faith.Everyone needs a faith, a commitment, that is congruent with her or his reason and knowledge, and it must be personal. There is no single way; ultimate truth is simply beyond human reach. But for yourself, for the sake of your own integrity, as a place upon which to stand as you make your life's decisions, you must find a faith that makes real sense to you. It's your life, your heart, and your mind. Finding Faith in the Face of Doubt is for people who doubt the traditional answers, but who believe that the sheer accumulation of material things is not a satisfying way to live. It's about faith and reason and truth from science, philosophy, and the religions of humankind.
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