Thinking Anew explores the connection between living and believing, asking: What is the meaning of hope in a troubled world? What can we learn from science, from tragedy, from life itself?
Where once there was an understanding between the churches and the people, there is now a disconnect. Religion is out of touch with life, and life is out of touch with religion. But even today, there is a spiritual space in everyone.
Thinking Anew looks at the meaning and purpose of life from a religious perspective in a time of flux. There are no easy answers, but there is hope for the future. Gordon Linney draws on his own life experiences as well as those of writers and thinkers of faith and non-faith backgrounds, making this a valuable book for churchgoer and non-churchgoer alike.
Gordon Linney has an eye for the great saints and heroes of our world and is effortlessly able to distil the wisdom of seemingly disparate groups including theologians, philosophers, scientists, thinkers and commentators in a stimulating and accessible way. – Rev Olive Donohoe.
The author’s royalties for this publication have been kindly donated to LauraLynn Children’s Hospice
Gordon Linney was born in Dublin in 1939. Ordained in 1969, he served curacies in Northern Ireland before returning to the Liberties and St Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin. He later served as rector of Glenageary before being appointed Archdeacon of Dublin in 1988. He retired in 2004. His wife Helen died in 2015. They have three grown-up children. He has been a regular contributor to radio and television programmes and has many publications to his credit.