• Progressive Faith and Practice

  • Thou Shalt Not Stand Idly By
  • By: Roger L. Ray
  • Narrated by: Roger L. Ray
  • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 01-08-14
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Dr. Roger L. Ray
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 (2 ratings)

Summary

Holocaust survivor and Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel has said that there is a new commandment: ''Thou shalt not stand idly by.''
This audiobook articulates a progressive faith that represents a true marriage of the academic work of the modern biblical critical movement and the historical Jesus work of the Jesus Seminar applied within the life of an active parish. Setting aside the magic and superstition found in much of traditional religious life and affirming an evidence-based approach to faith, author Roger Ray strives to apply Wiesel's injunction to actively respond to the injustice, violence, and discrimination in the world.
In concrete terms, Ray describes what progressives can embrace intellectually and morally, and how those convictions can be lived out in a faith community.
©2014 Wipf and Stock Publishers (P)2014 Roger L Ray
Show More Show Less

Regular price: £10.69

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – choose any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • Free, unlimited access to Audio Shows
  • After your trial, Audible is just £7.99/month
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Buy Now for £10.69

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
5 out of 5 stars
By Peter Knight on 01-06-15

A call to honesty, compassion and faithfulness

Roger L Ray, the pastor of a community church in the USA, writes very honestly about the urgent need for people of faith to practice and preach what he calls "evidence-based religion"; to own up about the pre-scientific assumptions of the Bible and to hear a prophetic call away from contractural, salvation-securing beliefs and practices to those of Jesus' call to a life of radical compassion. He does not claim to have all the answers but he determined to be honest to himself, to others and to "the One in whom we live and move and have our being". If you're looking for food and encouragement in your attempt to be similarly truthful, this book is for you.

Read more Hide me
2 out of 5 stars
By Joseph on 09-01-15

Disappointed

Like Roger Ray and listen to his messages on FB often. was really looking forward to this but left disappointed.
It is so American that often I found myself just lost with the cultural references and illustrations.
It turns into a political rant and doesn't address the faith and practice I was hoping it would.

Read more Hide me
See all reviews

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
5 out of 5 stars
By Randal on 12-07-16

Much needed at this moment in history

Passion, logic and a call to action to increase social justice.

I recommend this book to anyone who claims to have religion, as well as those who have left the church due to intolerance.

Read more Hide me
See all reviews