Luck: A Secular Faith    -     By: Wayne E. Oates
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Luck: A Secular Faith

Westminster John Knox Press / 1995 / Paperback

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(PUBWestminster/John Knox)With the rapid increase in casinos and state lotteries, gambling is taking a heavy toll on American life. Oates examines the psychological, sociological, and theological dimensions of the dilemma. 111 pages, softcover.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 128
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 1995
ISBN: 0664255361
ISBN-13: 9780664255367
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In this book, Wayne Oates defines luck as a secular faith, examining the ways in which the idea of our experiences being based on luck dominates much of our thinking about how and why our lives develop as they do. According to Oates, this secular "faith in luck" is unhealthy and should be countered with faith in God.

Author Bio

Wayne E. Oates was Senior Research Professor at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Oates was interested in the relationship between theology and psychiatry, and wrote over fifty books on this subject before his death in 1999.

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