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I was just wondering

Author: Philip Yancey
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Eerdmans, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In forty-five diverse yet interrelated essays, Yancey offers the reader short, penetrating observations on the universe, the earth, the church, and the individual Christian. First addressing a wide scope of issues--from Irangate to nuclear physics, from General Pinochet to Southern fundamentalism--Yancey gradually progresses toward the inner life and personal reflection.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Yancey
ISBN: 0802804160 9780802804167
OCLC Number: 19921954
Notes: Originally published in Christianity today, 1983-1989.
Description: xiii, 234 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Part I: The human animal --
The universe and my aquarium --
Endangered wildness --
Winter luxuries --
A theology from dirty jokes --
High school reunion --
The new determinism --
The problem of pleasure --
Part II: In the world --
The midnight church --
Jogging past the AIDS clinic --
Not a bad place to start --
Morality that pays --
Scorpions, worms, and missiles --
Pinochet and the pope --
A haunting deathbed confession --
Merely human --
Part III: Among the believers --
Love and power --
PTL postmortem --
The way up --
Trivial pursuits --
Mormons, Pharisees, and other good folks --
No right to scorn --
Growing up fundamentalist --
Morbidly healthy --
Part IV: Necessary voices --
Dastardly deeds of deflation --
A converted imagination --
The risks of relevance --
Two stubborn calves --
The rejected one --
Forward to the past --
Part V: Life with God --
The jilted lover --
Mixed metaphors --
"Do it again!" --
Thoughts about Jesus while standing in a dilapidated diner --
The spirit of arranged marriages --
Job and the riddles of suffering --
The hardship ladder --
God plays favorites --
King David's spiritual secret --
Part VI: Another world --
Beware black holes --
Born-again mathematics --
Whatever happened to heaven? --
Imagine there's no heaven --
Sunday afternoon at the beach --
Disturbing the universe --
The fragrant season.
Responsibility: Philip Yancey.

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In forty-five diverse yet interrelated essays, Yancey offers the reader short, penetrating observations on the universe, the earth, the church, and the individual Christian. First addressing a wide scope of issues--from Irangate to nuclear physics, from General Pinochet to Southern fundamentalism--Yancey gradually progresses toward the inner life and personal reflection.

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