Christianity without God

Title

Christianity without God

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Description

Christianity without an omnipotent god, without a divine savior, without an afterlife? In this bold and hopeful book, theologian Daniel C. Maguire writes that traditional, supernatural aspects of Christianity can be comforting, but are increasingly questionable. A century of scholarly research has not been supportive of the dogmatic triad of personal god, incarnate savior, and life after death. Demonstrating that these beliefs have questionable roots in historical traditions, Maguire argues for a return to that brilliant and revolutionary moral epic of the Hebrew and Christian Bible. Rescued from god, Christianity can offer a realistic global ethic to heal a planet sinking under the effects of our ungrateful mismanagement.

ISBN

97811438454054

Publication Date

2014

Publisher

SUNY Press

City

Albany

Disciplines

Religion

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Table of Contents

Part I. God

1. Overture

2. Deification

3. Proliferation

4. The Beginning That Wasn’t

Part II. The Divinity of Jesus

5. The Greatest Story Never Told

6. From Jesus to Christ

7. From Christianity to Cross-tianity

Part III. The Living Dead

8. From Hell to Jiggledeegreen

Part IV. The Quest for a Global Ethic

9. When We Are as Remote as Charlemagne

10. Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby?

11. From Prose to Poetry

12. When History Turned a Corner

Epilogue: The God Loss

Notes

Selected Annotated Bibliography

Index