Fortress Press

Freedom and Imagination: Trusting Christ in an Age of Bad Faith

Freedom and Imagination

Trusting Christ in an Age of Bad Faith

S. D. Giere (Author)


Available May 16, 2023

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We suffer today from a crisis not of confidence, but of trust. With the constant barrage of lies, untruths, and alternative facts, all words are dubious, all deeds are debatable, and all motives are suspect. To tell the truth in such a world requires fortitude. To believe the truth demands even more. In Freedom and Imagination, S. D. Giere recovers the idea of faith as trust and of faith in Christ as trusting what God has done through him. Tending to faith is like tending to the heart and, thereby, the health of the whole. By trusting Christ, one is free to live without the fear of sin and death, free to live in love toward the friend, the neighbor, and even the enemy. Faith reveals the cosmos as it is: a world reconciled to the Triune God. Yet, that freedom frequently conflicts with experience. Only faith can bend the imagination towards seeing the world in and through Christ. Freedom and Imagination recovers faith as the theological heart of the human being's participation in the life of God, and imagination as faith's interpretive lens. Three areas of ministry and life are explored through the imagination of faith: biblical interpretation, proclamation, and Christian freedom.

  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9781506482354
  • eBook ISBN 9781506482361
  • Dimensions 5.5 x 8.5
  • Pages 160
  • Publication Date May 16, 2023