And Man Created God: Is God a Human Invention?

And Man Created God: Is God a Human Invention?

by Robert Banks
     
 

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This book addresses one of the oldest questions posed to religious believers: If God made everything, who made God? Most recently raised again by the New Atheists, this question was asked centuries ago in ancient Greece and has fascinated theologians, philosophers, and skeptics ever since. Theologian Robert Banks explores the history of the objection--from its…  See more details below

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This book addresses one of the oldest questions posed to religious believers: If God made everything, who made God? Most recently raised again by the New Atheists, this question was asked centuries ago in ancient Greece and has fascinated theologians, philosophers, and skeptics ever since. Theologian Robert Banks explores the history of the objection--from its earliest vocalization in the ancient world to its most famous supporters, Freud, Marx, and others.

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"[Robert] Banks's analysis of the early house churches in their historical context has no parallel, either in content or reader accessibility."  —S. Scott Bartchy, professor, University of California, on Paul's Idea of Community

"The recovery of theology of, for, and by the ordinary Christian will take more than one good book. But this volume makes a significant contribution. Robert Banks views biblical theology as essentially subversive. It insists on addressing the center of our lives rather than the circumference. . . . This book is about the heart of it—the God invasion of our seven-day week with transcendent meaning and joy. Read it."  —R. Paul Stevens, professor, Regent College, on Redeeming the Routines

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745955438
Publisher:
Lion Hudson
Publication date:
07/01/2011
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Robert Banks completed his doctorate in theology at Cambridge. He was previously Research Fellow in the History of Ideas, Australian National University, Canberra. He is the founding professor of the ministry of the laity at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, and executive director of the De Pree Leadership Center. He is now Associate of the Centre for the History of Christian Thought and Experience at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

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