Posts Tagged ‘Theism’

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I am not wedded to the old theistic God of mainstream Christianity. This is the God of hard theism. Vestiges of this God remain in the mainstream church, obstructing spiritual growth and enshrining institutional structures. The twenty-first century needs an alternative portrait of God. Therefore I am presenting the basis for a redescription of God, that is, an alternative way of thinking and feeling about God (a new theology). I am trying to find a way to redescribe God, which is not set in concrete by the ritual, polity and dogma of the Church or captive to the made-to-order spirituality of the contemporary world.

Steven Ogden, ‘I met God in Bermuda’, p. 17

‘What therefore you worship as unknown, this I proclaim to you. The God (theos) who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man, nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything. And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live yon all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, that they should seek God (theos), and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him. Yet he is actually not far from each one of us…’

Paul of Tarsus, ‘I told you about God in Athens’, Acts 17

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