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“Guengerich articulates an approach to religion that embraces community in its widest, most inclusive sense and does not dig in its heels when religious texts come in conflict with science. A rare and civilized antidote...” --Matthew Chapman, Writer/director of “The Ledge,” author of “40 Days And 40 Nights,” co-founder of ScienceDebate, and great-great-grandson of Charles Darwin
“…intellectually rich… lucid, compelling, and accessible…” --Gary Dorrien, Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary in New York, Professor of Religion at Columbia University, and Author of the 3-volume series The Making of American Liberal Theology
“…brilliant synopsis of a big idea from revelation to relativity… In this provocative read, the deity survives the Enlightenment intact enough to remain persuasive in a secular age. God Revised offers God an excellent chance to remain viable.” --David Levering Lewis, Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer of W.E.B. DuBois, and Author of God's Crucible: Islam and the making of Europe, 570-1215
“In God Revised, Galen Guengerich ambitiously, modestly, provocatively and lyrically calls for nothing less than the transformation of religion. Part irresistible memoir, part erudite theological exegesis, part dazzling cultural history, this unique work makes the idea of finding "a god we can believe in" feel necessary, relevant--and most of all, thrilling. God Revised is an adventure that will enrich you, and stay with you.” --Wednesday Martin, Columnist for Psychology Today and author of Stepmonster: A New Look at Why Real Stepmothers Think, Feel, and Act the Way We Do
“Guengerich speaks for those of us who reject both the unbelief of atheism and the hyper-belief of traditional religion. He eloquently argues that “the reason religion is necessary, after all, isn’t so we can find salvation for the next life, but rather so we can find meaning and purpose in this one.” With wit, wisdom and compassion, Guengerich will convince you that this is how to live a godly life in the 21st century." --Elisabeth Robinson, Author, The True & Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters
“If you’ve ever thought of yourself as spiritual but not religious, as so many have, this is the book for you. Galen Guengerich masterfully illuminates what it means to be both, taking on rabid skeptics as readily as entrenched believers. The result is a book that both re-casts the concept of God and restores our faith in the human.” --William F. Schulz, Former Executive Director, Amnesty International USA
“Galen Guengerich has written a book so comprehensive, personal, inquisitive, rational, and emotional that no reader can walk away from it without having to rethink faith, deepen spirituality, affirm science, and live as a better citizen of the world.” --C. Welton Gaddy, President, Interfaith Alliance
“Guengerich…offers a discursive meditation on how religion can fit into a scientific worldview. He rejects a supernatural, all-knowing God, yet still finds the need for a faith that gives life meaning.” --Publishers Weekly
I would class this as one of the best contemporary works on theology from a liberal religious perspective.
I have to say that it is rare when I read a book twice and am still not really sure what the author was trying to say.
It's definitely not God-is-dead; he doesn't have much use for the atheism of Richard Dawkins or Christopher Hitchens.
I would class this as one of the best contemporary works on theology from a liberal religious perspective. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Timothy J. Bartik
This is a book that we used for a 4 week discussion at our Unitarian Universalist Church. We all liked it and felt it should be a
"must read" for everyone who is... Read more
Guengerich finds a brilliant path that includes a path from traditional religious beliefs and how to bring them into the modern age and modern science and how we must have religion... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Harvey L. Harrison
Raised as a Mennonite, Guengerich evolved into the senior minister of All Souls Unitarian Universalist congregation in New York City. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Stephen Clapp
He makes an excellent, well-documented argument for a vibrant religion in the 21st century. If simple common sense is not enough to call you back to a meaningful, intelligent... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Kit Fournier
I gave God Revised: How Religion Must Evolve in a Scientific Age 5 stars because it described better than I can articulate many of my current thoughts and beliefs on God, religion,... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Melissa Vullo
Guengerich states, "As a child of the age of science, I refuse to place blind faith in a scripture that contains obvious scientific and historical errors" (p 16). Read morePublished 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
Galen Guengerich's "God Revised: How Religion Must Evolve in a Scientific Age" book left me confused and underwhelmed. I don't have a clue what the author was trying to say. Read morePublished 14 months ago by silhouette_of_enchantment
Guengerich lays out a reasoned and compelling vision for how to re-imagine religion in a secular age. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Cornfield Streaker