What material is out there that specifically talks about doubt in Christianity?
July 17, 2010 9:03 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for books, documentary, video, anything decently published on the topic of doubt and doubting in Christianity.
posted by superiorchicken to Religion & Philosophy (25 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
For a variety of reasons, I'm trying to dig up a broad range of material that has to do with, or treats at some length, the topic/problem of doubt in the life of a Christian, or someone raised in a Christian home, or anyone who struggles with doubts about Christianity.
I'm looking for any kind of well-made (or at least decently put together) piece, be it book, article, documentary or even movie that focuses primarily on this. Theology/philosophy books are great, popular fiction or non-fiction is great, anything really in any medium is great, as long as it's well-made and devotes a great deal of its content or attention to doubt in the life of a Christian.
Actually, I don't really want to limit this to doubt in the lives of Christians. Doubt in the life of any conventionally religious person is interesting to me. But since I am most familiar with Christianity, I think stuff in that "area" might be more helpful. Still, please answer with anything you find or know about - excess is better than drought.
What I wouldn't like to see is popular apologetics of any sort. I'm quite capable of finding enough of that, and it's not what I'm looking for. What I'm looking for is anything that talks about or looks into the actual experience of doubting, the dilemmas that come along with it, etc. Or, alternatively, I'd like to see some treatment of it as a broader phenomenon experienced by many - something a documentary might treat, for example.
I'm interested, even if a whole book or source might not pertain, in seeing anything you can throw it me. Thanks!