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God Revised: How Religion Must Evolve In A Scientific Age (2013)

by Galen Guengerich(Favorite Author)
3.8 of 5 Votes: 2
0230342256 (ISBN13: 9780230342255)
Palgrave Macmillan Trade
review 1: The author of this book, a Unitarian Universalist pastor who had been raised Mennonite, believes that we have outgrown the concept of a supernatural God, so we no longer need one, yet we still need religion to give us a sense of common community and ethics and morality.He advocates religion without God. He posits that since religion has always explained the unexplainable, and we now have science to do that for us, the concept of a supernatural God, one who is inconceivably born of a virgin and who is omnipresent and omniscient, is an unnecessary and outmoded one. In his view, we are brought together by rituals and we need those rituals to give us a sense of community, gratitude and ethics, and we can do that without a supernatural God.I disagree. I would rather have God w... moreithout religion than religion without God.
review 2: I will start with, if you have seen or heard Rev. Guengerich you know what to expect. He has turned his two day lecture / sermon series into a cohesive book. I am pretty much a groupie and I wasn't disappointed. While you consider God, interdependence and gratitude, you'll get your full dose of Bonhoeffer, Tillich and Whitehead with a little Green Day thrown in. Don't be put off by the physics terms -- he just uses them to make his point and keeps it simple.This book won't convince any fundamentalists (of any stripe) convert, but then, I don't think it is meant to. It is meant to explore how liberal religionists can adapt for modern times and how we can have a modern concept of god, faith and justice. less
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People need to understand the difference between religion and a personal relationship with God.
Fascinating discussion about the potential of religious community in the 21st century.
VERY provocative.
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