Thursday, April 12, 2012

that God who terrified poor James Joyce

"I'd be willing to argue - although I'm sure this is controversial - that God has been unconditionally loving since about 1965, that this - the big change as - and the social upheaval was that atheism was an allowable life identity. There were many different ways to be spiritual. There were many different ways to be in the world, and Christianity tried to - then became a buyer's market.

People chose if they were going to be Christian. They could decide which church they were going to join, and that the churches like the Vineyard really see themselves as trying to offer a God who is quite different from, you know, that God who terrified poor James Joyce."

T.M. Luhrmann, discussing her anthropological study on Evangelical Christianity, When God Talks Back

http://www.npr.org/2012/03/26/149394987/when-god-talks-back-to-the-evangelical-community?sc=emaf
 

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