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100 1  Michel, Jen Pollock,|d1974-|eauthor. 
245 10 Surprised by paradox :|bthe promise of and in an either-or
       world|h[Hoopla electronic resource] /|cJen Pollock Michel.
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520    What if certainty isn't the goal? In a world filled with 
       ambiguity, many of us long for a belief system that 
       provides straightforward answers to complex questions and 
       clarity in the face of confusion. We want faith to act 
       like an orderly set of truth-claims designed to solve the 
       problems and pain that life throws at us. With signature 
       candor and depth, Jen Pollock Michel helps readers imagine
       a Christian faith open to mystery. While there are 
       certainties in Christian faith, at the heart of the 
       Christian story is also paradox. Jesus invites us to 
       abandon the polarities of either and or in order to 
       embrace the difficult, wondrous dissonance of and. The 
       incarnation-the paradox of God made human-teaches us to 
       look for God in the and of body and spirit, heaven and 
       earth. In the kingdom, God often hides in plain sight and 
       announces his triumph on the back of a donkey. In the 
       paradox of grace, we receive life eternal by actively 
       participating in death. And lament, with its clear-eyed 
       appraisal of suffering alongside its commitment to finding
       audience with God, is a paradoxical practice of faith. 
       Each of these themes give us certainty about God while 
       also leading us into greater curiosity about his nature 
       and activity in the world. As Michel writes, "As soon as 
       we think we have God figured out, we will have ceased to 
       worship him as he is." With personal stories and 
       reflection on Scripture, literature, and culture, Michel 
       takes us deeper into mystery and into worship of the One 
       who is Mystery and Love. 
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650  0 Theology, Doctrinal. 
650  0 Paradox|xReligious aspects|xChristianity. 
650  0 Mystery. 
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