On Being Liked

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On Being Liked

On Being Liked is the transforming and joyful sequel to Faith Beyond Resentment: Fragments Catholic and Gay, which established the Catholic priest and writer James Alison as one of the most striking, original, and intellectually irresistible voices in the church.

Allison invites us to let go of a commonly-held account of salvation that is nonsensical, scandalous, and damaging. He takes us through a bold adventure of reimagining the central axis of the Christian story, not as “How does God deal with sin?” but as “How do we take up God’s invitation to share in the act of creation?” All the while, to our growing astonishment and wonder, we discover ourselves as not only loved, but liked in the eyes of God.

Reviews and endorsements

"Not since C.S. Lewis has an English Christian summoned his readers into such holy conversations. Like a very familiar companion, he intimately discloses his understanding of the Gospel and Christian faith and their themes of life, forgiveness, fidelity and love. No other living theologian so refreshes my faith."
—James F. Keenan, S.J.

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"Intellectual dynamite and spiritual joy."
Richard Rohr, O.F.M.

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"Like the best preachers of any age, James Alison lays open the Christian scriptures in this very moment—the moment when lesbian and gay Roman Catholics are signs both of contradiction and of an enduring hope."
Mark D. Jordan

9780824522612
Paperback / 168 pages
Dimensions: 5 5/16 x 8 1/2
HERDER & HERDER, 2004