Changing something so that everything remains the same


The church is awash with expressions of faith that appear to challenge church life. But what if these ‘new forms’ are actually ensuring that nothing really changes? Peter explores the possibility of radical faith collectives that do not just change the way we express faith but fundamentally rupture and transform the way we understand it.

When you’ve written, according to one of the best respected Christians in the US, ‘one of the two or three most rewarding theology books of the past 10 years’, where do you go next? Peter Rollings’ is the narrow way that’s taken him from evangelist to doctor in philosophy on the hard streets of Belfast, where he’s walked with continental philosophers and megachurch pastors, discussing postmodernity, phenomenology and ethics. It’s this road that’s led him on from How (not) to Speak of God to write The Fidelity of Betrayal, which again demands that our beliefs are ruptured, precisely so that we can believe in them afresh. Miraculous and orthodox, heretical and Ikonic, this is edgy theology that is gently taking centre stage..

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