A New Vision: Beyond Religion, Beyond Theism, Beyond Heaven and Hell

A new book study led by Larry Merkle will start this Sunday at 9:00 a.m. You will be discussing John Shelby Spong’s Eternal Live: A New Vision: Beyond Religion, Beyond Theism, Beyond Heaven and Hell. According to the Publishers Weekly review, the book “provides a lucid historical analysis of the development of human religious though from the onset of selfconscious awareness to the present, and a compelling argument for the creation of a new religious paradigm… Arguing that modern scientific understanding necessitates dismissing outdated metaphors and assumptions by which faith seeks to calm human anxiety, Spong suggests an understanding of God not as a person, but as the process that calls personhood into being. … This work … offers new insights into religion’s big questions about life and death ….” It is available from amazon.com for $16.49 and from other major booksellers for comparable prices. For more information about this study contact Larry Merkle.