God in Us: A Case for Christian Humanism / Edition 2

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God In Us is a radical representation of the Christian faith for the 21st century. Following the example of the Old Testament prophets and the first-century Christians it overturns received ideas about God. God is not an invisible person 'out there' somewhere, but lives in the human heart and mind as 'the sum of all our values and ideals' guiding and inspiring our lives. This new updated edition includes a foreword by Bishop John Shelby Spong and an afterword from the author.
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Editorial Reviews

Philosophy Now

"[B]rilliantly lucid, clear, common-sense and to-the-point style."

Epworth Review

"This discussion must help both believers and enquirers to a deeper understanding of their religious impulses."

The Freethinker

"A brave and very well-written book."

John Shelby Spong

"Anthony Freeman is asking exactly the questions that the Christianity of the twenty-first century needs to be asking. I find myself admiring his courage, his honesty and his incredible willingness to be vulnerable. I am drawn deeply to the integrity of his personal struggle... Those who are familiar with my work must surely know that... I come to quite different conclusions. [Yet] Anthony Freeman's is a life we need to honour, and a message we need to hear."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780907845171
  • Publisher: Imprint Academic
  • Publication date: 8/28/2001
  • Series: Societas Series, #2
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 78
  • Sales rank: 839,293
  • Product dimensions: 5.37 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Freeman read chemistry and then theology at Oxford University and was ordained in 1972. "When God In Us" was first published in 1993 he was dismissed from his parish for contravening church teaching, but he remains a priest in the Church of England.

John Shelby Spong served the Episcopal Church as a priest and bishop for forty-five years. As a visiting lecturer at Harvard and at universities and churches throughout North America and the English-speaking world, he is one of the leading spokespersons for an open and engaged Christianity. He has initiated landmark controversial discussions within the church and is an outspoken advocate for change. His twenty-plus books, including "The Sins of Scripture", "A New Christianity for a New World", and his autobiography "Here I Stand" have sold over one million copies and have been translated into most of the major languages of the world. He also writes a weekly column for WaterFrontMedia. He lives with his wife, Christine, in Morris Plains, New Jersey.

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Table of Contents

Foreword to the second edition vii
Preface xvi
1 The Way We Live Now 1
A Parable 10
2 Where Is Now Their God? 11
3 Our Saviour Jesus Christ 23
4 The Holy Human Spirit 35
5 Now Is Eternal Life 45
6 Called Upon to Proclaim 57
7 Aftermath 67
References and Acknowledgements 79
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