Flows of Faith by Lenore Manderson download in pdf, ePub, iPad
As this ebb and flow continues, our beliefs change and our faith grows. Once we feel safe, love and belonging become priorities. God keeps faith, holds the path open, and stays with us. The volume is a major contribution, providing readers with a fresh and creative approach into the living experience of religious communities in a contemporary globalised world.
When it comes to faith, I suspect that the lines between each of these levels is porous. The next level, the point of self-actualization, is where we really have the freedom to question.
Flows of Faith describes the transnational reaches of faith. We concentrate on looking for love and finding out where we belong, which includes friendship and, at its best, family. Whether we find satisfactory answers or decide to live with our questions, we flow forward on this incoming tide with a new level of confidence or understanding.
The lowest and broadest section represents basic physical needs food, water, sleep. At this level, blind belief and unquestioning trust in leaders may be the most our faith can achieve, especially if those leaders provide for our basic needs.
God is in the ebb and flow. Religious practices and their local manifestations track the movement of peoples, through mission outreach, flight, migration, and pilgrimage. In each new setting, religions are shaped by and in turn shape political and cultural forces, proving that they are resilient and generative, originary and distinctive. See if you have enough points for this item. Sometime later, most of us begin to wonder about our beliefs.
If we feel that we and our faith questions are no longer welcome, we may look for love and belonging elsewhere. But if our basic needs are met, we focus on safety. There are exceptions, of course, but in general, we lean toward believing and following leaders whom we think will keep us safe.
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