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God, Ethics and the Secular Society: Does the Church Have a Future? by [Gunson, John]
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After 2000 years of ascendency the Christian churches are in decline.

This book is a brilliant analysis of the many questions for which thoughtful Christians and non-Christians are seeking answers in a secular scientific world.
What do we mean by “God”? Is there a soul ? What is consciousness ? What is the relevance of evolutionary biology and cosmology for Christian faith or religion generally ? And more.

Unlike the criricisms of Dawkins, Hitchins and others the author offers a positive way forward. The book also provides excellent summaries and critiques of the most important scholarship in the field, including authors such as Spong, Borg, Crossan, the “Death of God” theologians, and the findings of the Jesus Seminar.

For the churches then it is time for a re-think. This book shows you how.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3451 KB
  • Print Length: 293 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Australian eBook Publisher (29 October 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00P0J2WN4
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #197,026 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I have not read it all yet but , so far, the views are put so clearly and flesh out many things that have worried me for years. Although I do not totally agree with all aspects of this train of thought, it clearly gives a realistic assessment of viewing the Church as an institution and seeing how it has strayed from the original teachings of Jesus. It is a great aid to developing a belief and faith based on good sense that does not include the endless mumbo jumbo that has been created over the centuries.
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A great book presenting a message which very clearly sets out how the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth can still have meaning in a secular society, where God and religion have become irrelevant for so many people, especially younger generations.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Insightful and well written 19 January 2015
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A thoughtful, logical examination of the role of religion in the modern era. An excellent read!
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love the economy and insightfulness of the writing and Gunson’s ... 12 July 2015
By Dr. Kenneth C. Dempsey - Published on Amazon.com
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I am excited by this book. I love the economy and insightfulness of the writing and Gunson’s grasp of key issues concerning the current parlous state of denominational Christiany in this country and in western society generally. He examines carefully the impact of the emergence of modern science and various secularization processes on the state of denominational Christianity. He predicts a bleak future for the churches as we know them and sees the hope for Christianity in a return to the Jesus movement and the teachings of Jesus of the first century.

The clarity and the relevance of the author’s writing is exceptional.