This I Trust: Basic Words of Christian Belief

Posted on April 17, 2019 by PLT Staff

This I Trust: Basic Words of Christian Belief

From the publisher:

“Trust is not the opposite of challenge and doubt. It is precisely in doubt that trust finds its strength. It preserves this strength in the face of new questions. Trust does not prove itself by being able to provide someone with an answer to the theoretical question of where evil comes from. It shows itself in the fact that it does not capitulate even in the face of evil.”

—Wolfgang Huber

The question of faith—so controverted today—is not at heart one of belief, argues Wolfgang Huber, but of trust. Do I trust life and the God of life? Can I yield to the love and promises of God, and to the imperatives of conscience and authenticity they entail?

In these surprising meditations on classic words of the Christian tradition, from the Beatitudes and the Lord’s Prayer to the stories of the birth and parables and death of Jesus, Bishop Huber searches for the fiery core and world-defying implications of Christian faith today. Alive to the complexities and ambiguities of contemporary life, he nonetheless asserts, “If we trust in God we can endure the uncertainties, accept the limitations, and receive the fullness of life as a gift.”

For those who struggle with the meaning of faith and Christian discipleship in their personal, familial, professional and political lives, Huber offers deep assurance and steep challenge.

  • Publication Information
  • Author: Wolfgang Huber
  • Publication Type: Book
  • Publisher:World Council of Churches
  • Date of Publication:January 2014
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