Tuesday, October 03, 2006

TIME.com: When Not Seeing Is Believing -- Oct. 9, 2006 -- Page 1

Time has just published an extended excerpt of Andrew Sullivan's upcoming book on the intersection of religion and politics, which I intend to read in the very near future.

This essay contrasts the fundamentalist religious faiths that Sullivan sees emergent in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam with what Sullivan sees as more authentic versions of Christianity in which doubt plays a more important role in faith than certainty. This challenging notion strikes me as particularly authentic to Christianity, a faith that describes its key tenants as mysteries. I hope to have more on this later, but for now I encourage everyone to read the essay.

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