When God Talks Back
Understanding the American Evangelical Relationship with God
by T.M. Luhrmann
"This is religious writing at its best—a masterful examination that is a candid, humble, clear-eyed, and affirming record of what faith looks like and how it operates."
— Phyllis Tickle, author of The Great Emergence and founding editor of Publishers Weekly's Religion Department
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Friday, April 27, 2-3pm EDT, here at the Book Club!
How does God become and remain real for modern evangelicals? Read more about the new book exploring the evangelical relationship with God.
"How does God become real for people?" Read the Preface to the compelling new book by psychological anthropologist and Stanford professor Tanya Luhrmann.
What Phyllis Tickle, Randall Balmer, Joel Robbins, and a host of national media are saying about T.M. Luhrmann’s new book on how Evangelicals listen for--and hear--God.
Join author Tanya Luhrmann as she answers your questions and comments about experiences of God during a live chat on Friday, April 27 at 2 pm EDT.
T.M. Luhrmann has undertaken to examine the religious experience of Christians in John Wimber’s legacy, the Vineyard movement. Mercy, what a task she has chosen. Here are some of my observations...
Learning to discern God's voice is an emotional enterprise, yes, but it also requires an enormous amount of uphill cognitive work.
Luhrmann writes of her experiences in the Vineyard congregation with sensitivity and a keen eye. She has no axe to grind. Her writing is in the best of the social science tradition of participant-observer.
Is kataphatic prayer or meditation only an unreasonable gamble for skeptics? If you believe in God is the marginal harm a lot lower?
Cultivating a personal, two-way relationship is a choice for these Christians, and the sheer level of effort they put into changing their minds trips a lot of my epistemological red flags.
This book may just give you some helpful insights into the immense struggle that Christian face to experience God and may be a bridge for dialogue between Christians and non-Christians.
"The task of becoming a Christian—at least, this kind of Christian—demands that someone learns to overcome the fundamental human awareness that our minds are private." Read a series of blogposts by T.M. Luhrmann related to her book.