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Dangerous Words: Talking About God in an Age of Fundamentalism Gary Eberle

Dangerous Words: Talking About God in an Age of Fundamentalism

Gary Eberle

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ISBN : 9781590306055
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256 pages
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 About the Book 

God.Its such a small arrangement of letters to cause so much trouble. In the culture wars that rage around us today, few of the people who use that word as a weapon have any sense of its source, its nuances, or the ultimate elusiveness of its definition. The same can be said for a lot of other words from the vocabulary of faith, like religion, fundamentalism, or tradition. By decoding the hot-button words of religious language, Gary Eberle exposes their misuse as weapons of emotional rhetoric--while telling the fascinating real story of their history and shifting meanings. De-fanged and examined closely, the words he unpacks for us emerge as too complex and interesting to be used simply as verbal bullets. His entertaining analysis of god-language will open your eyes to the origins of some words you thought you knew. It also offers a hopeful new vision for genuine dialogue in the future.