The Myth of Certainty   -     By: Daniel Taylor
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The Myth of Certainty

Inter-Varsity Press / 1999 / Paperback

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Do you resent the smugness of close-minded skepticism on the one hand but feel equally uncomfortable with the smugness of close-minded Christianity of the other? If so, then The Myth of Certainty is for you. Daniel Taylor suggests a path to committed faith that is both consistent with the tradition of Christian orthodoxy and sensitive to the pluralism, complexity and relativism of our age.

The case for the questioning Christian is made with both incisive analysis and lively storytelling. Brief fictional interludes provide an alternate way of exploring topics at hand and vividly depict the real-life dilemmas reflective Christians often face.

Taylor affirms a call to throw off the paralysis of uncertainty and to risk commitment to God without forfeiting the God-given gift of an inquiring mind. Throughout he demonstrates clearly how much the world and the church need question askers.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 158
Vendor: Inter-Varsity Press
Publication Date: 1999
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0830822372
ISBN-13: 9780830822379
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Publisher's Description

Do you feel equally uncomfortable with closed-minded skepticism and closed-minded Christianity? If so, then The Myth of Certainty is the book for you. Daniel Taylor suggests a path to committed faith that is both consistent with the tradition of Christian orthodoxy and sensitive to the pluralism, relativism and complexity of our time. Taylor makes the case for the reflective, questioning Christian with both incisive analysis and lively storytelling. His brief fictional interludes provide an alternative way to explore key issues of belief and vividly depict the real-life dilemmas Christians often face. Taylor affirms a call to throw off the paralysis of uncertainty and to risk commitment to God without forfeiting the God-given gift of an inquiring mind. Throughout he demonstrates clearly how much the world and the church need people--maybe people like you--who are willing to ask tough questions.

Author Bio

Taylor, Ph.D., is a professor of English at Bethel College in St. Paul, Minnesota. He has written several books.

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    Just what I needed to hear.
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    This book was recommended to me by a friend who had read it many years ago. It is not for everyone, but if you are a reflective Christian, this book provides a comforting approach to reconciling reason and faith.
  2. 3 Stars Out Of 5
    September 7, 2009
    Carol Rosebrock
    His intelligence is way above mine. I found I needed to look up many words as I was reading. He was thought provoking. I especially agreed with the last paragraph on pg. 123 continuing on to page 124. Good food for thought.
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    November 5, 2001
    Karen Bergey
    This book is a must for the thinking believer. If you are discouraged by the trap of legalism or feel frustrated by the dead ends of secular reasoning, this book is balm for your soul. Taylor takes the reader to a more mature place of awe and renewed hunger for knowledge of our Creator. This is one to read not once or twice but often.
  4. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    March 27, 2001
    Mike Brown
    This is one of the best books I have ever laid my eyes upon. If you are a person who believes, but is full of doubts, this is a book for you. If only there were more books such as this.
  5. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    May 31, 2000
    David Stobie
    Exceptional book! Perfect gift for that friend or family member who has doubts... but wants to believe. Taylor makes the reading a joy and gives "permission" to question - not often found in Christian literature.
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