Faiths Lost And Found: Understanding Apostasy

Probes the social, psychological and theological dynamics of apostasy and through personal, theological and spiritual reflection, examines the conditions and causes that prompt individuals to renounce one approach to faith and embrace another.
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ISBN: 9781915412324
  • Author PERCY, MARTYN
  • Pub Date 29/09/2023
  • Binding Paperback
  • Pages 176
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In Faiths Lost and Found ten people tell the story of their personal, often traumatic, experiences of apostasy. Each person left one iteration of Christianity, found themselves ostracised by the community they left, and found a new spiritual home.

Editors Martyn Percy and Charles Foster introduce these stories and conclude with personal, theological and spiritual reflections. They examine the social, psychological and theological dynamics of apostasy. What makes someone renounce one faith tradition and embrace another? Why does the subsequent ostracism by the community they have left often seem so harsh?

The book ends with suggested questions and other points for reflection in a Study Guide for groups or individuals.