The God Problem
Alternatives to Fundamentalism
By Nigel Leaves
The twenty-first century has witnessed a dangerous shift in focus about belief (or non-belief) in God. God is not to be debated but defended at all costs. in short, God has become a problem. How then might we return to a reasoned debate about God’s existence? In this book, Nigel Leaves evaluates four ways of addressing the “God problem” — panentheism, non-realism, grassroots spirituality, and religious naturalism. These are the current responses to the increasing difficulty of God-talk in the context of the latest critical and scientific thinking. Leaves provides an excellent point of departure and a resource for a discussion on how we may speak of God today.
Nigel Leaves is based 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. He is Academic Associate of Charles Sturt University, teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Highly regarded as a conference speaker and educator, he has lectured extensively in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and the USA. He is the author of many books, including Religion Under Attack: Getting Theology Right! (2011) and two volumes on the philosophy of Don Cupitt, Surfing on the Sea of Faith and Odyssey on the Sea of Faith.