This is a volume of the ""Layman's Theological Library"" in which Dr. Roger L. Shinn is singularly successful in setting...

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LIFE, DEATH AND DESTINY

This is a volume of the ""Layman's Theological Library"" in which Dr. Roger L. Shinn is singularly successful in setting forth the appeal and the claims of Christianity, a religion grounded in history, to man who is himself an historical being. He may not expect, says the author, to find all the answers. Indeed, living fully requires venturing beyond our full understanding. But when it comes to these urgent matters which concern mightily every man who ever lived his life, death and destiny, the Christian finds decisive clues to their meaning in the career of Jesus Christ. In fact He is the clue, and by following Him diligently the Christian faith will be found to testify to (1) the reality of God, (2) the fact that God is eternal, (3) that the eternal God is concerned with history, (4) that God acted decisively in Jesus Christ, and (5) that God's eternal power is not exhausted by history. God's power can complete our little lives, heal our illnesses, and bring eternal victory out of the tragedies of history. Few who begin to read this little book are likely to fail to finish it. It is profound without being either pious or pretentious; persuasive without being ""preachy"". Many clergy too will find it stimulating and helpful in translating the theology of the classroom into theology for laymen.

Pub Date: March 4, 1957

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Publisher: Westminster Press

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1957