Religion Under Attack
Getting Theology Right!
by Nigel Leaves
Religion is being bombarded from every quarter—by scientists, spiritualists, agnostics, ex-believers, non-believers and even those who had never bothered with it in the first place. But most religions remain blithely (and perilously) unaware of the prevailing mood of unbelief, disdain for religion, and the growth of alternative spiritualities that has resulted from fundamentalism and dogmatism. They do not seem to understand what the objections are, nor why they should respond in a reasonable way. In this groundbreaking book, Nigel Leaves analyzes the current debate about the value of religion and proposes a unique theological response to the crisis of belief.
Nigel Leaves is Academic Associate of Charles Sturt University, teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Brisbane, Australia. He is on the staff of St Francis Theological College and Canon of St John’s Anglican Cathedral, where he is responsible for adult theological education. Nigel is passionate about bridging the gap between what is taught in the Academy and preached in the churches. He is concerned that theology should be both honest and appropriate to the cultural situation in which it is situated. He is fearful that truthful “God-talk” has been sidelined from ordinary conversation and enjoins theologians to be more creative in their engagement with postodernity. Nigel is a highly regarded as a conference speaker and educator; and has lectured extensively in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and the USA.