Monday, November 11, 2013

Evolving in Monkey Town ~ by Rachel Held Evans

Evolving in Monkey Town: How a Girl Who Knew All the Answers Learned to Ask the Questions ~ by Rachel Held Evans, 2010, memoir
Eighty years after the Scopes Monkey Trial made a spectacle of Christian fundamentalism and brought national attention to her hometown, Rachel Held Evans faced a trial of her own when she began to have doubts about her faith.  Growing up in a culture obsessed with apologetics, Evans asks questions she never thought she would ask.  She learns that in order for her faith to survive in a postmodern context, it must adapt to change and evolve.  Using as an illustration her own spiritual journey from certainty, thought doubt, to faith, Evans adds a unique perspective to the ongoing dialogue about postmodernism and the church that has so captivated the Christian community in recent years.
Some of us have recently completed this book, and one of us (Bonnie) has it checked out of her library.  So let's go ahead and discuss this book.

Rachel Held Evans ~ blog
Article in the Nashville Tennessean
"Inherit the Wind" ~ the play
"Inherit the Wind" ~ the movie


Cori, Brian and Olivia said...

Here is an article that Rachel wrote for the Washington Post, April 30, 2015.

Bonnie Jacobs said...

Thanks, Mary/Zorro. I had read the article, but didn't think about posting it here.