The secret thoughts of an unlikely convert : an English professor's journey into Christian faith / Rosaria Champagne Butterfield.

By: Butterfield, Rosaria Champagne, 1962-
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Pittsburgh, Pa. : Crown & Covenant Publications, c2014Edition: Expanded editionDescription: xii, 191 p. ; 22 cmISBN: 9781884527807Subject(s): Butterfield, Rosaria Champagne, 1962- | Christian converts -- United States -- Biography | College teachers -- United States -- Biography | Homosexuality -- Religious aspects -- Christianity | Ex-gays -- United States -- BiographyLOC classification: BV4935.B87 | A3 2014
Contents:
Conversion and the gospel of peace -- Repentance and the sin of Sodom -- The good guys : sanctification and public worship -- The home front : marriage, ministry, and adoption -- Homeschooling and middle age.
Summary: Rosaria, by the standards of many, was living a very good life. She had a tenured position at a large university in a field for which she cared deeply. She owned two homes with her partner, in which they provided hospitality to students and activists that were looking to make a difference in the world. There, her partner rehabilitated abandoned and abused dogs. In the community, Rosaria was involved in volunteer work. At the university, she was a respected advisor of students and her department's curriculum. And then, in her late 30s, Rosaria encountered something that turned her world upside down -- the idea that Christianity, a religion that she had regarded as problematic and sometimes downright damaging, might be right about who God was, an idea that flew in the face of the people and causes that she most loved. What follows is a story of what she describes as a "train wreck" at the hand of the supernatural. These are her secret thoughts about those events, written as only a reflective English professor could. - Publisher.
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Rosaria, by the standards of many, was living a very good life. She had a tenured position at a large university in a field for which she cared deeply. She owned two homes with her partner, in which they provided hospitality to students and activists that were looking to make a difference in the world. There, her partner rehabilitated abandoned and abused dogs. In the community, Rosaria was involved in volunteer work. At the university, she was a respected advisor of students and her department's curriculum. And then, in her late 30s, Rosaria encountered something that turned her world upside down -- the idea that Christianity, a religion that she had regarded as problematic and sometimes downright damaging, might be right about who God was, an idea that flew in the face of the people and causes that she most loved. What follows is a story of what she describes as a "train wreck" at the hand of the supernatural. These are her secret thoughts about those events, written as only a reflective English professor could. - Publisher.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [149]-[154]).

Conversion and the gospel of peace -- Repentance and the sin of Sodom -- The good guys : sanctification and public worship -- The home front : marriage, ministry, and adoption -- Homeschooling and middle age.

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