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|موضوع: CHOOSING FAITH الإثنين 21 أغسطس 2017, 3:19 pm|| |
CHOOSING FAITH 4
CHRISTIANITY & ISLAM
By Dr. David Lirpert
About the author
Dr. David Liepert is a physician who was born in Calgary, Canada. He holds degrees and fellowships in Anesthesiology from the University of British Columbia and Critical Care Medicine from Stanford University in California.
He is an associate professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Calgary and currently lives with his wife and children in Calgary.
Dr. Liepert has been active in multi-faith relations for many years. He is a founding director of Faith of Life magazine and the Faith of Life Network, an internationally recognized organization dedicated to helping diverse communities live together.
I have never written a foreword. David did not ask me to write a foreword. In fact, I'm not entirely certain what a foreword actually is or should be!
However, for whatever reason, I felt strongly compelled to say something regarding "Choosing Faith".
I do not intend to comment on the author's scholastic approach to his subject, nor do I intend to produce a dissertation critical of the manuscript in the context of similar bodies of work. I do wish to bring to the reader's attention a hint of what is to come (a forewarning may be the most appropriate term) with ideas to foster, appreciation of the arguments presented, and most importantly an understanding of the process.
In this book, David courageously takes us through his journey of self-discovery, but with a twist. Unlike similar stories which begin with ignorance and hypocrisy and ultimately come to a rebirth of sorts, David starts and ends with a daunting fund of knowledge and a strong moral center. Where then is the journey? Where is the conflict that drives an author to write and the reader to read?
In this story you will see anger, oblivion, hope and dread. You will see confusion. You will see joy. You will see a man who struggles with his spiritual masters, asking questions of himself and others about things that he previously had deemed unquestionable. These are not new questions. History is filled with men and women who have wrestled over a lifetime with similar ideas.
What you will see is a very personal account of one man who has chosen from the beginning to walk with God, and who is seeking reconciliation and truth.
David takes intellectually strong but spiritually painstakingly fragile steps toward his choice. In reading this book, I challenge you to walk with David and through his eyes to see what he sees, see what he believes, and wonder.
1 - First Steps
2 - My Life as a Baptist
3 - Bringing Light to the Heathen
4 - The Divinity of Jesus
5 - The Nature of the Messiah
6 - The Claims of Jesus
7 - The Spirit of Wisdom
8 - Jesus as a Divine Sacrifice
9 - Jesus' Promise
10 - The Epistles
11 - Saint Paul
12 - My Choice
13 - My Reasons
14 - End Notes