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By Mitchell Silver

a minimum of 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 appropriate with a thoroughgoing naturalism. for lots 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 result in, various political, ethical, mental, or aesthetic phenomena from atheism?

A believable God evaluates the recent God by means of interpreting the theology of 3 fresh Jewish thinkers —Mordechai Kaplan, Michael Lerner, and Arthur Green—and compares religion within the new God to disbelief in any gods. Mitchell Silver unearths what's at stake within the selection among naturalistic liberal theology and a nontheistic naturalism with out 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 fundamental exemplars of latest God theology, Silver explores advancements in modern Christian notion, jap non secular 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 concerning the that means of the assumption of God itself in glossy life.

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