Tomas Halik Quotes (Author of Patience with God)
“Patience with God” by Tomas Halik hits the bookshelves worldwide
Broadcast in English Broadcast Archive. And I told them the story of Zaccheus — of the man who was observing Jesus from a distance, and Jesus called him by his name. For me, this is a symbol of the people who are interested in religious and spiritual values but are distant from organized religion. This is the message of my book: how to find a way between two dangerous temptations of our world: religious fundamentalism on one side, and militant secularism on the other. Why do you think people not just in the United States but globally are so interested in these issues? My view is that faith and doubt are like sisters — they need each other and correct each other because faith without critical thinking and without doubt leads to fanaticism.
Posted by Ben Myers. As you will have noticed, there is currently a whole industry of books responding to Dawkins and the new atheists — including some real gems e. Terry Eagleton , David Bentley Hart , but also much that is merely boring and reactionary. I was stunned to discover that even Marilynne Robinson's book, in spite of all the rave reviews and in spite of my huge admiration for everything else she has written , was dull and uninspired. Actually, it raises another question: why did Robinson feel the need to write this book, when her novel Gilead had already proved the existence of God? His argument is that the real difference between faith and atheism is patience.
Look Inside. Apr 14, ISBN The fact that Jesus gravitated to the poor and the marginalized means that he also has a special place in his heart for diligent seekers on the margins of the community of believers. Since the fall of the regime, he has served as… More about Tomas Halik. Lewis, Thomas Merton and Henri Nouwen — a rare combination of intellect along with an uncommon commitment never to betray the gene that unites us all as children of God. Read An Excerpt. Category: Religion Category: Religion.