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Conversations with Poppi about God : an eight-year-old and her theologian grandfather trade questions

Author: Robert W Jenson; Solveig Lucia Gold
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Brazos Press, ©2006.
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The conversations begin one night when Robert Jenson and his granddaughter, Solveig Lucia Gold, sit talking in front of the fireplace long past Solveig's bedtime. In their unscripted, spontaneous talks, Solveig questions Poppi about everything from the meaning of the Trinity to what God looks like. The result is a charming and enlightening book that reminds us all we have a lot to learn from theologians and from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Named Person: Solveig Lucia Gold; Robert W Jenson; Solveig Lucia Gold; Robert W Jenson
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert W Jenson; Solveig Lucia Gold
ISBN: 1587431866 9781587431869 9781587432163 1587432161
OCLC Number: 64688486
Description: 158 pages ; 19 cm
Contents: The beginning --
Why the apple? --
Boring heaven? --
God-talk --
Earth, air, fire, and water; and some soteriology --
Evil --
God, Jesus, and Lucifer --
Jesus, God's other children, and some epistemics --
God's teasing --
Santa Claus --
God's motives --
Communion practices --
A weird bishop --
Baptism and the Spirit --
Rearranging the Trinity --
Providence --
The Messiah --
Time machines --
On propositions contrary to fact and disobeying rules --
The crucifixion --
The image of God --
On Christian origins --
Indulgences and what followed --
Church divisions --
On Christian origins again --
Some metaphysics --
The resurrection and angels --
Angels, the Spirit, and our minds --
David and Solomon --
The land of Israel --
Santa Claus and other saints --
Calendars and ritual --
Trinitarian and incarnational matters --
Man ist was man isst --
Economics --
Prayer, works, and hamsters --
The Lord's prayer --
Further to the Lord's prayer --
The Nicene Creed --
Time and eternity --
Back to the Creed --
Lent --
John the Baptist --
Forty days and forty nights --
Anything more?
Responsibility: Robert W. Jenson and Solveig Lucia Gold.
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The conversations begin one night when Robert Jenson and his granddaughter, Solveig Lucia Gold, sit talking in front of the fireplace long past Solveig's bedtime. In their unscripted, spontaneous talks, Solveig questions Poppi about everything from the meaning of the Trinity to what God looks like. The result is a charming and enlightening book that reminds us all we have a lot to learn from theologians and from children.

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