A Plausible God: Secular Reflections on Liberal Jewish by Mitchell Silver PDF

By Mitchell Silver

no less than because the 17th century, the normal God of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam has been stressed to comply to the medical worldview. around the monotheistic traditions there has emerged a “liberal” perception of God appropriate with a thoroughgoing naturalism. for plenty of, this liberal “new” God is the one credible God. yet is it an invaluable God? Does trust in so malleable a deity come from, or bring about, diverse political, ethical, mental, or aesthetic phenomena from atheism?

A believable God evaluates the recent God by means of examining the theology of 3 contemporary Jewish thinkers —Mordechai Kaplan, Michael Lerner, and Arthur Green—and compares religion within the new God to disbelief in any gods. Mitchell Silver finds what's at stake within the selection among naturalistic liberal theology and a nontheistic naturalism with no gods. Silver poses the query: “If it truly is to be both the recent God or no God, what does—what should—determine the choice?”

Although Jewish thinkers are used because the basic exemplars of latest God theology, Silver explores advancements in modern Christian suggestion, japanese spiritual traditions, and “New Age” faith. A believable God constitutes an important contribution to present discussions of the connection among technology and faith, in addition to to discussions in regards to the that means of the belief of God itself in sleek life.

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