Doubts and Loves
argues that it is better to use Christianity as good poetry than as bad science, and although the author sets out to deconstruct its doctrines, 'my intention is positive; it is to craft from the Christian past a usable ethic for our own time.' Holloway's radical book is a rescue attempt, a heartfelt and passionately argued case for salvaging the challenge of Jesus by revealing the essence of his teachings and showing why they remain revolutionary, humane and of immense spiritual importance.
Holloway has produced a compassionate and accessible work of scholarship, a blueprint for belief that debunks traditional ways of understanding the Bible and Jesus. He revels in pluralism, making cultural, political, sociological and philosophical connections, offering spiritual hope to the millions who feel that the Church has lost its way.
It is a timely and hugely important book.