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008    140916s2015    nyua          000 0 eng   
010      2014020102 
019    900437606 
020    9781451609042 
020    1451609043 
020    |z9781451609059 
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035    (OCoLC)852227409|z(OCoLC)900437606 
040    DLC|beng|erda|cDLC|dBTCTA|dBDX|dOCLCF|dOQX|dYDXCP|dJOY
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049    CKEA 
050 00 BV4509.5|b.R659 2015 
082 00 248.4|223 
100 1  Rollins, Peter. 
245 14 The divine magician :|bthe disappearance of religion and 
       the discovery of faith /|cPeter Rollins. 
250    First Howard Books trade paperback edition. 
264  1 New York :|bHoward Books,|c2015. 
300    viii, 189 pages :|billustrations ;|c22 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-189). 
505 0  Introduction: Hocus-pocus -- Section 1. The pledge. 
       Conjuring something from nothing -- The curse of the 
       magician's curtain -- Section 2. The turn. Saint Paul's 
       optical illusion -- The disappearance of nothing -- 
       Section 3. The prestige. Smoke and mirrors -- The empty 
       cabinet -- Interlude: Trickster Christ -- Section 4. 
       Behind the scenes. Outside the magic circle -- Restaging 
       the trick -- The vanishing priest -- Conclusion: In the 
520    In this exploration of traditional Christianity, the 
       author turns the tables on conventional wisdom, offering a
       fresh perspective focused on a life filled with love. The 
       author knows one magic trick-- now, make sure you watch 
       closely. It has three parts: the Pledge, the Turn, and the
       Prestige. In this book, each part comes into play as he 
       explores a radical view of interacting with the world in 
       love. Rollins argues that the Christian event, reenacted 
       in the Eucharist, is indeed a type of magic trick, one 
       that is echoed in the great vanishing acts performed by 
       magicians throughout the ages. In this trick, a divine 
       object is presented to us (the Pledge), disappears (the 
       Turn), and then returns (the Prestige). But just as the 
       returned object in a classic vanishing act is not really 
       the same object-- but another that looks the same-- so 
       this book argues that the return of God is not simply the 
       return of what was initially presented, but rather a 
       radical way of interacting with the world. In an effort to
       unearth the power of Christianity, the author uses this 
       framework to explain the mystery of faith that has been 
       lost on the church. This book pushes the boundaries of 
       theology, presenting a stirring vision at the forefront of
       re-imagined modern Christianity. The author examines 
       traditional religious notions from a revolutionary and 
       original perspective. At the heart of his message is a 
       life lived through profound love. Just perhaps, says 
       Rollins, the radical message found in Christianity might 
       be one that the church can show allegiance to. 
650  0 Christian life. 
650  0 Lord's Supper. 
650  0 Magic|xReligious aspects|xChristianity. 
994    02|bCKE 
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