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

By Mitchell Silver

not 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” belief of God suitable with a thoroughgoing naturalism. for lots of, this liberal “new” God is the single credible God. yet is it an invaluable God? Does trust in so malleable a deity come from, or bring about, diversified political, ethical, mental, or aesthetic phenomena from atheism?

A believable God evaluates the hot God by means of interpreting 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's to be both the hot God or no God, what does—what should—determine the choice?”

Although Jewish thinkers are used because the basic exemplars of recent God theology, Silver explores advancements in modern Christian concept, japanese non secular traditions, and “New Age” faith. A believable God constitutes an important contribution to present discussions of the connection among technological know-how and faith, in addition to to discussions in regards to the which means of the assumption of God itself in glossy life.

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