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Christian Agnostic

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating Details ·  98 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
This review is from: The Christian Agnostic (Abingdon Classics) (Paperback)
I read this book over 30 years ago when I was a struggling young Christian trying to make sense of other philosophies and beliefs that I was exposed to, even drawn to. Weatherhead cleared out the cobwebs, let me know that I could wonder about some things, even believe other things, and still be a Ch
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Hardcover, 304 pages
Published January 28th 1965 by Abingdon Press (first published January 1st 1965)
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Steve Love
Nov 05, 2010 Steve Love rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
"I am writing for the Christian agnostic, by which I mean a person who is immensely attracted to Christ and who seeks to show his spirit, to meet the challenges, hardships, and sorrows of life in the light of that spirit, but who, though he is sure of many Christian truths, feels that he cannot honestly and conscientiously 'sign on the dotted line' that he believes certain theological ideas about what some branches of the Church dogmatize." - Leslie Weatherhead

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Shawn
Nov 03, 2013 Shawn rated it it was amazing
I’ve often contemplated many of the things that Weatherhead writes about in this book. I’ve never read a book quite like this, which takes the hard questions of Christianity head-on, without shrinking from them or coating them in ambiguity.

This book will be difficult for some to digest, particularly those harboring intense theological indoctrination. Such people will, no doubt, scream heresy and toss this book in the garbage at their first encounter with Weatherheads iconoclasm. However, I woul
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Ian Kemp
Jan 13, 2017 Ian Kemp rated it it was amazing
A GREAT BOOK BY A GREAT CHRISTIAN MINISTER. HUMANE BEUTIFULLY WRITTEN . A WAY AHEAD OF HIS TIME IN SO MANY WAYS WHEN HE WAS A OLD MAN I HEARD HIM PREACH . HE WAS MAGNETIC CHRISMATIC. A MAN OF HIGH INTELLENENCE AND GREAT CHARM TODAY THEY NO LONGER EXIST IN OUR MATERIALISTIC WORLD AND REAL INTELLEGENT PREACHING NO LONGER REALLY EXISTS. READ THE CHRISTIAN AGNOSTIC IT IS CAPTIVATING AND CHALLENGING. NOT FOR THE FUNDAMENTALIST I FEAR AND THAT IS VERY SAD I THINK.

IAN KEMP
J. Ewbank
Aug 29, 2011 J. Ewbank rated it liked it
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Weatherhead has written a book for the Christian agnostic. I certainly am no agnostic and by his definitions I am not sure that I am a Christian, though I do think that I can answer to that name. It is an interesting mix of religion, psychology, mystic thought etc, and pulling in words from scientists to help with his work of regaling us with his form of Christianity which is sans virgin birth, but possibly reincarnation. Not my cup of tea, even though he is an Englishman. He does quote Wesley o ...more
Stephen Deloney
Aug 04, 2010 Stephen Deloney rated it it was amazing
Shelves: religion
Though some of the examples may be dated, this is an important work in how to begin to think about the natural of christian theology as a rational human being. Without this book, I would no longer be calling myself a Christian.
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Leslie Dixon Weatherhead was an English Christian theologian in the liberal Protestant tradition. Renowned as one of Britain's finest preachers in his day, Weatherhead achieved notoriety for his preaching ministry at City Temple in London and for his books, including The Will of God, The Christian Agnostic and Psychology, Religion, and Healing.

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