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Amazing Grace by Kathleen Norris

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace by Kathleen Norris
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Apr 01, 1999 | 400 Pages
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Praise

“An engaging meditation on the language of faith.”—The New York Times Book Review

“It’s hard to imagine less off-putting or pious writing about religion than this sublimely commonsensical lexicon of words and concepts that, as Kathleen Norris explains them, have rarely sounded less frightening—or quite so simple to understand.”—Elle

“Definitely worthwhile reading… She combines an impressive understanding of theology with personal experience, making her essays read like letters from a highly literate friend.”—People

“A unique and glorious voice.”—Boston Globe

“[Kathleen Norris] writes about religion with the imagination of a poet.”—Chicago Tribune

“One of the most eloquent yet earthbound spiritual writers of our time…frequently irreverent and funny… She makes us converts to her simple faith of warmth.” —San Francisco Chronicle

Awards

Books for a Better Life Book Award WINNER

New York Times Notable Book WINNER

Table Of Contents

Amazing GracePreface

Eschatology
Antichrist
Silence
Salvation
Inheritance: Blessing and Curse
Incarnation
Detachment
Conversion: The Family Story
Exorcism
Perfection
Prayer
Belief, Doubt, and Sacred Ambiguity
Repentance
Annunciation
Inheritance: What Religion Were You Raised in, and WhatAre You Now?
Commandments
Idolatry
Bible
Righteous
Conversion: The Stories
God
Blood
Virgin Mary, Mother of God
Anger
Conversion: The Feminist Impasse
Chosen
Fear
Conversion: One More Boom
Grace
Intolerance/Forbearance
Christ
Sinner, Wretch, and Reprobate
Faith
Good and Evil
Preaching
The Bible: Illiteracies and Ironies
Heresy/Apostasy
Creeds
Orthodoxy
God-Talk
Inquisition
Oppression
Herod
Conversion: The Wild West
Ecstasy
Medieval
Christian
The Bible Study
Worship
Conversion: My Ebenezer
The Bible: Give Me a Word

“Organized” Religion
Hospitality
Church
Lectio Divina
Mystic
Trinity
Seeking
Conversion: The Scary Stuff
Evangelism
Imagination (Or, How Many Christians Does It Take to Balance N. Scott Momaday?)
Unchurched
Hell
Judgment
Apocalypse
Prayer as Remembrance: The Expert Marksman’s Medal
Dogma
Angels
Wickedness
Interpretation: “I Know Not”
Revelation
Pentecostal
Prayer as Mystery
Neighbor
Theology
Asceticism
Heaven
Infallibility
Truth
The New Jerusalem

Acknowledgments

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