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Rock of Doubt ebook

by Sydney Carter


This is the nearest Sydney Carter ever got to writing an autobiography.

This is the nearest Sydney Carter ever got to writing an autobiography. This is the nearest Sydney Carter ever got to writing an autobiography. Printed in notebook style with many illustrations, Carter gives a powerful testimony to the value of honest religious enquiry, unencumbered by doctrinal definition or credal straitjacket. The first sentence of the book is typical: ‘This is the exploded ruin of a book I failed to write'. Ostensibly, Rock This is the nearest Sydney Carter ever got to writing an autobiography.

Sydney Bertram Carter (6 May 1915 – 13 March 2004) was an English poet, songwriter, folk musician, born in Camden Town, London. He is best known for the song "Lord of the Dance" (1967), set to the tune of the American Shaker song "Simple Gifts", and the song "The Crow on the Cradle".

Home Sydney Carter Rock of Doubt. Bibliographic Details. Title: Rock of Doubt. Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic. Publication Date: 2006. ISBN 10: 0826493556, ISBN 13: 9780826493552. Book Condition: Good. Synopsis: This short autobiographical masterpiece powerfully conveys Sidney Carter's integrity as a religious thinker. About the Author: Sydney Carter died early in 2004. He published a number of books of which this is the most autobiographical.

Sydney Carter - Rock of Doubt. Autobiographical masterpiece by great hymn writer, Sydney Carter. Here is the writing of a man fired up with a passion for the truth.

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Sydney Carter (6 May 1915 – 13 March 2004) was an English Quaker poet and songwriter. So what do you believe in? Nothing fixed or final, all the while I travel a miracle. I doubt, and yet I walk upon the water. So what do you believe in?". Your holy hearsay is not evidence. Give me the good news in the present tense. What happened nineteen hundred years ago May not have happened. How am I to know? So shut your Bibles up and show me how The Christ you talk about Is living now.

This is the nearest Sydney Carter ever got to writing an autobiography. Printed in notebook style with many illustrations, Carter gives a powerful testimony to the value of honest religious enquiry, unencumbered by doctrinal definition or credal straitjacket.

The first sentence of the book is typical: ‘This is the exploded ruin of a book I failed to write'. Ostensibly, Rock of Doubt is a book about worship - a subject he was well qualified to write about as author of some of the most powerful hymns and expressions of worship in the English language. 'I am the Lord of the Dance'- 'One More Step along the way I go'.

'Once I began to ask what it was that Christians had to communicate and whether it was true or not, I was in trouble. That is when the book blew up and questions that I dreaded now came flying through the air. What did I really think of Jesus as compared to the Buddha, Socrates or even his own follower St Francis of Assisi? What exactly does 'believe in' really mean?'

In sum, the power of this book lies in one sentence 'Trust the truth and keep on digging'. This book therefore ranks as a classic of its kind- along with H.A. Williams' book The True Wilderness and the writing of Simone Weil, here is the writing of a man fired up with a passion for the truth.

Nikohn
A wonderful, succinct account of Carter's spiritual journey. Reading this, I found myself nodding, laughing out loud, and yelling 'Amen!' It could challenge the way you think about faith. It might change your life.
Ienekan
If it is permitted to be personal, my then young and most dear wife of many years ago typed the MS of this book for Sydney. As each chapter unfolded, we both came to the view that it was an important book because it showed Sydney Carter at his best- able to see how Faith and Doubt are compatible, and even why they are. You cannot have one without the other he wrote, creativity always makes other truths possible- even if they are sometimes or even often, hard truths. Certainty in creation is unlikely even impossible. Sydney saw this. Whether you are Christian, or something else, one swings like a bell between faith and doubt. In the end Sydney writes, you can only trust the Truth that lies behind everything- whatever it is.This book deserves a large audience, as Alexandra- my then young wife- realized so long ago.It is a challenging read, and deceptively simple.But it is enormously helpful, and as Sydney wrote in one of his lovely poems- " all the while I travel a miracle- I doubt, and yet I walk upon the water.! See what you think.
Rock of Doubt ebook
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Sydney Carter
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Bloomsbury Academic (August 22, 2005)
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104 pages
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