The Book of the People: How to Read the Bible
by A. N. Wilson
(224 pages, $26.99, hardcover)
The eminent British novelist and man of letters A. N. Wilson was a foil in my Crisis of Doubt: Honest Faith in Nineteenth-Century England (2006). My book was an account of Victorians who had been Christians in their youth, later lost their faith and became polemical secularist leaders, but then returned to Christ, and in debates, lectures, and publications thereafter offered learned reasons for their mature Christian convictions. Crisis of Doubt ended by arguing that its evidence should serve "to reorientate us toward the intellectual strength of the Christian tradition."
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Timothy Larsen is McManis Professor of Christian Thought at Wheaton College, and an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. His most recent book is The Slain God: Anthropologists and the Christian Faith (Oxford University Press, 2014). He is a nondenominational, charismatic, evangelical Protestant and an elder in his local church, Life Church, Wheaton.
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