[Leaving The Fold Testimonies Of Former Fundamentalists] New á Edward T. Babinski
Stian religion although I should really say the fundamentalist Christian religion as several of the people in this book still consider themselves to be Christian ust Christians of a different sort Both believers and nonbelievers should read this book Nonbelievers will find validation of their belief system an believers will understand what leads some people to reject their faith Would have given it 35 stars if that was an option This book presents a collection of essays from a variety of ex fundamentalists who have left that brand of religionsome for atheism or agnosticism and some for liberal forms of ChristianityI found the book thoughtful and insightful and it was an encouraging read during a confusing time for me I liked that most of the writers presented a balanced and sympathetic viewpoint instead of the bitterness that many ex fundys express I did find that the writing tended to be a little dry and impersonal and the majority of writers were old men while I would have preferred a mixed demographic None the less it was a useful and interesting read This author is mentioned in the book uotable Atheists which is itself a large collection of uotes from notable atheists I m making it a point to read these books to gain insight into Atheism. Ts a person to the fundamentalist faith and what can drive believers away from their religion Photos througho.
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Leaving The Fold Testimonies Of Former Fundamentalists New á Edward T. Babinski
A Studs Terkel ish approach to American Protestant Fundamentalism and those who escaped its grip Essentially this is a collection of former fundies mostly former preachers from one church or another each giving his own story as to why heshe no longer is part of that fold and what they replaced it with in their lives This is not an all must become atheists screed but a collection of articles by various authors who found the fundie viewpoint no longer relevant to their lives Babinski groups the testimonies into those who are now Moderate Evangelical Liberal or Ultra Liberal Christians Adherents of Non Christian Spiritualities Agnostics Atheists and those who Played Major Roles in Liberalizing the Religion of Their Day An interesting study with many perspectives Babinski also includes a good summary of the history and viewpoint of the American Fundamentalist movement This contains approximately 30 narratives of people who have leave Christian fundamentalism Some are a little dull some involve personal suabbles or doctrinal fine points but many are heartfelt and document difficult decisionsMost of the people profiled are public figures to some degree Very few of them are average Joes and Janes This was actually written by a co worker of mine and. This riveting new collection offers testimonies of former fundamentalists who became disillusioned with their.
I had to read it out of curiosity Two of the stories reference Bob Jones University a fundamentalist institution in the town I now live in Excellent collection of essays by former born again fundamentalist Christians who left their faith for a variety of reasons and who went on to believe in a variety of things from atheism to liberal Christianity Highly readable and doesn t shy away from asking the tough uestions Recommended for anyone with nagging doubt a thirst for truth and a sense that they re alone in their search within their fundamentalist circles Very good and interesting this very interesting book tells the stories in their own words of men and women who were fundamentalist Christians then left the religion to become something else some became liberal Christians some agnostics someone into the New Age movement and some became atheists While a few of the testimonies were a bit dry I really enjoyed reading about these different people s experiences with Christianity as well is why they left I could relate to a lot of what I read Now I am hunting down a lot of the books that were written by the people interviewed for Leaving the Fold and reading them as well This is a great book to read if you re interested in why people leave the Chri. Churches and left Presenting than two dozen personal ourneys this book gives a clear picture of what attrac.
Studied Biology at Fairleigh Dickinson University Graduated in 1978 Lives in Greenville South Carolina