Straight to the Pointlessness: A Christian account of life and the universe

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Despite the barbs of Dawkins et al, many people today are still open to faith, but Christianity too often seems both limiting ofpersonal freedom and fraught with intellectual and moral difficulties. If living for God's glory gives purpose to life, are human beings merely pawns of God? Mark Hart shows that in factfreedom lies at the heartof the Christian faith. We are not puppets, justified by being a means to an end, but players, called to enjoy God's own gratuitous life, based on mutual self-giving; and this cannot be imposed: we can only find God, and find life, by finding each other. From this foundation of God's freedom, the author constructsa comprehensive overview of Christianity without avoiding deep and difficult questions. Drawing significantly on the writings of Archbishop Rowan Williams, he powerfully demonstratesthat the whole Christian story is simply the working out of God's truth that only with and through each other can we become free.

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A powerful riposte to atheist claims that Christians are merely puppets in God's hands, celebrating the God-given freedom which lies at the heart of faith.

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Mark Hart is Rural Dean of Chester and Rector of Plemstall and Guilden Sutton. He teaches on the ordination/readers training course for the regional partnership covering the southern North West dioceses. He has first class degrees in Mathematics and Theology and a PhD in Aerodynamics from Cambridge, andwas ordained after ten years of aerodynamics research in the automotive and power generation industries.

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