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The Plausible God Secular Reflections on Liberal Jewish Theology by Mitchell Silver

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Published by Fordham University Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Jewish studies,
  • Nature & existence of God,
  • Liberalism (Religion),
  • Judaism - General,
  • Religion,
  • Religion - Judaism,
  • Judaism - Theology,
  • Judaism - Reform,
  • Judaism,
  • Doctrines,
  • God (Judaism)

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages200
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8119213M
ISBN 100823226824
ISBN 109780823226825

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  A Plausible God: Secular Reflections on Liberal Jewish Theology - Kindle edition by Silver, Mitchell. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading A Plausible God: Secular Reflections on Liberal Jewish by: 2. A Plausible God evaluates the new God by analyzing the theology of three recent Jewish thinkers —Mordechai Kaplan, Michael Lerner, and Arthur Green—and compares faith in the new God to disbelief in any gods. Mitchell Silver reveals what is at stake in the choice between naturalistic liberal theology and a nontheistic naturalism without gods. At least since the seventeenth century, the traditional God of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam has been under pressure to conform to the scientific worldview. Across the monotheistic traditions there has emerged a “liberal” conception of God compatible with a thoroughgoing Price: $ A Plausible God evaluates the new God by analyzing the theology of three recent Jewish thinkers —Mordechai Kaplan, Michael Lerner, and Arthur Green—and compares faith in the new God to disbelief in any gods. Mitchell Silver reveals what is at stake in the choice between naturalistic liberal theology and a nontheistic naturalism without : Fordham University Press.

But is it a useful God? Does belief in so malleable a deity come from, or lead to, different political, moral, psychological, or aesthetic phenomena from atheism?A Plausible God evaluates the new God by analyzing the theology of three recent Jewish thinkers -Mordechai Kaplan, Michael Lerner, and Arthur Green-and compares faith in the new God to disbelief in any gods. A Plausible God is Silver’s effort to discover whether this makes any more sense than the jailer’s happy reverie to Russell. The inquiry is not just an intellectual exercise, for presumably what motivates new God faith, like any faith, is some kind of felt need. A Plausible God evaluates the new God by analyzing the theology of three recent Jewish thinkers --Mordechai Kaplan, Michael Lerner, and Arthur Green--and compares faith in the new God to disbelief in any gods. Mitchell Silver reveals what is at stake in the choice between naturalistic liberal theology and a nontheistic naturalism without gods. A Plausible God evaluates the new God by analyzing the theology of three recent Jewish thinkers -Mordechai Kaplan, Michael Lerner, and Arthur Green-and .

A Plausible God  book is a brilliant exposition of the vast shift in thinking about God that marks so much modern theology - Jewish and Christian. Many theologians continue to speak of God without believing in the God of the Bible.   Consider, for instance, God’s revelation of the divine name to Moses from the burning bush in the book of Exodus. God says I am that I am, at least according to most English translations.   Second, if God is the designer, God is not a finite, material, or contingent being by definition. God, rather, is self-existent (Acts). Third, Dawkins chides theists that if God is the ultimate designer, then God is unexplained. Explanations have to end somewhere, however. The Burning God book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The exciting end to The Poppy War trilogy, R. F. Kuang’s acclaimed /5().