Wishful Thinking: A Theological Abc

Paperback | September 24, 1993

byFrederick Buechner

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In Wishful Thinking, the first book in his much-loved lexical trilogy, Frederick Buechner puts the language of God, the universe, and the human spirit under his wry linguistic microscope. In his often ironic and always keen-sighted reflections on such terms as agnostic, envy, love, and sin, he invited us to look at theses everyday words in new and enlightening ways. Freshly revised and expanded for this edition, Wishful Thinking is a "beguiling" [Time] adventure in language for the restless believer, the doubter, and all who love words.

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This revised and expanded edition of one of Buechner's best-loved books completes the paperback publication--with Whistling in the Dark and Peculiar Treasures--of his classic lexical trilogy. A "beguiling" (Time) lexicon for the restless believer, the doubter, and all who love words--an innovative and witty look at the language of the ...

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In Wishful Thinking, the first book in his much-loved lexical trilogy, Frederick Buechner puts the language of God, the universe, and the human spirit under his wry linguistic microscope. In his often ironic and always keen-sighted reflections on such terms as agnostic, envy, love, and sin, he invited us to look at theses everyday word...

In Wishful Thinking, the first book in his much-loved lexical trilogy, Frederick Buechner puts the language of God, the universe, and the human spirit under his wry linguistic microscope. In his often ironic and always keen-sighted reflections on such terms as agnostic, envy, love, and sin, he invited us to look at theses everyday word...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.32 inPublished:September 24, 1993Publisher:HarperCollins

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ISBN - 10:0060611391

ISBN - 13:9780060611392

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This revised and expanded edition of one of Buechner's best-loved books completes the paperback publication--with Whistling in the Dark and Peculiar Treasures--of his classic lexical trilogy. A "beguiling" (Time) lexicon for the restless believer, the doubter, and all who love words--an innovative and witty look at the language of the human spirit. Illustrations.

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