God Versus the Idea of God

Divinity Is What We Think, Faith Is What We Experience

by Thomas Richard Harry

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/21/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 160
ISBN : 9781504386562
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 160
ISBN : 9781504386586
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 160
ISBN : 9781504386579

About the Book

Mankind, society, and cultures have progressed over the past two millenniums but the “Church” seems to have not kept up. Is it the Church’s obligation to adapt? Yes, to some degree, it is if it wants to continue to be considered relevant...a significant issue today is reason vs. revelation. But because the Church claims it alone possesses the truth, and truth is immutable (but is, however, subject to context), it seems reluctant to demonstrate willingness to adapt tradition to a changed world. Today we have a great deal of accumulated knowledge and scholarship that at least suggests some of the Church’s teachings are not immune to question—which produces skepticism, which in turn erodes faith. This book is intended to respectfully address these questions from a layman’s perspective, for the potential benefit of other lay-persons of all ages and conviction (or lack thereof).

About the Author

With more than 35 years of lay religious experience and exposure at the local church level, the author has become increasingly concerned—as others no doubt have—about the Christian church’s present health and future role within society. History suggests that societies benefits from a supporting and healthy religious community. Convinced that its “professionals” need to hear from the concerned thousands sitting in the pews, he writes as one of them and suggests a collective voice. Thomas Richard Harry, “TR”, and his wife live in Windsor, California. Writing, while not his vocation, is his avocation.