A God for This World
- List Price: $31.95
- Binding: Paperback
- Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group
- Publish date: 06/01/2000
This lively study examines how God became remote from the world, the consequences for belief, and how God is today being re-imagined as being at home in the world and at work in natural and human events.
Beyond classical theism and modern atheism, traditions of God at home in the world are recovered and holistic images of God explored -- old and new. Incorporating insights from quantum physics, postmodern theory, chaos theory and evolutionary biology, the book recaptures the sense of God as the "soul" of the world, commending a secular mysticism of God "in, with and under" all the struggles of matter, life and consciousness. This reinvigorated tradition of divine action is brought into respectful dialogue with the undeniable challenges to faith which evil and suffering pose.