Christianity without God
By Lloyd Geering
Belief in God—understood as a supernatural spiritual being who created the universe and continues to sustain it—has long been assumed to be the irreplaceable foundation of the three monotheistic religions. But just as the bible ceased, in the nineteenth century, to be convincing as the repository of divinely revealed knowledge, so the twentieth century witnessed the death of the conventional image of God. Lloyd Geering asks whether this “death of God” spells the imminent death of the whole Christian tradition or simply means the end of conventional Christian doctrine.
Sir Lloyd Geering (D.D., University of Otago, New Zealand) is Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. A public figure of considerable renown in New Zealand, he is in regular demand as a lecturer and as a commentator on religion and related matters on both television and radio. He is the author of many books including From the Big Bang to God: Our Awe-Inspiring Journey of Evolution (2013), Coming Back to Earth: From Gods, to God, to Gaia (2009), and Christianity without God (2002).
In 2001, he was honored as Principal Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit. In 2007, he received New Zealand’s highest honor, the Order of New Zealand.