Seeing Through Cynicism: A Reconsideration of the Power of Suspicion
InterVarsity Press, 2006 M07 12 - 239 páginas
We live in a cynical age. Cynicism is in the air we breathe; it is a cultural norm; it is the default setting and lens through which many of us view the world. Why is cynicism so pervasive? What does it promise? How does it work? And what does it deliver? In this thorough, interdisciplinary exploration of cynicism, Dick Keyes probes the intellectual and cultural underpinnings of cynicism in its modern and postmodern manifestations. In analyzing our cynicism toward individuals, institutions and God, he gives cynicism the scrutiny it deserves, arguing for its merits as a tool for discernment while pointing out its limitations. Keyes subjects cynicism to its own critique and ultimately looks beyond cynicism to alternatives that wrestle honestly with suspicion, trust and hope. Wide-ranging and vast in scope, Seeing Through Cynicism offers meaty, substantive perspectives for faithful living in a cynical world.
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This book was a helpful reflection on the pros and cons of cynicism. After defining and describing cynicism, the book draws on the story of Job, themes of God's providence and the gospel of grace, to ... Leer comentario completo
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Seeing Through People
Seeing Through Institutions Government Family and Church
Seeing Through God
Seeing Through Human Knowledge of God The Masters of Suspicion
Seeing Through Meaning to Power Postmodern Cynicism
Seeing Through Everything Else Boredom Irony and Satire
Providence Experienced Does Jesus Make Any Difference?
A Pointer to Transcendence
What If the Transcendent Has Come to Earth?
Questions About a Transcendent Message
REDEEMING SUSPICION A GODSEYE VIEW
What If God Is Not a Cynic?
Seeing Through Cynicism
Beyond Cynicism I Humility A Reality Check
Suspecting Our Suspicions
The Vulnerability of Cynicism
Suspecting Contemporary Suspicion About God
AN HONEST ALTERNATIVE TO CYNICISM
The Providence of God A Theology of Brokenness
Living with the Providence of God
Beyond Cynicism II Individuality and Charity Walking a Tightrope
Cynicism and Marriage
Cynicism and the Church
Cynicism and Government
Hope and the Costs of Cynicism