How We Create Our Worlds
by Lloyd Geering
According to Lloyd Geering, the world we inhabit is largely a product of our own making. We supply its meaning. Thus “God,” a central symbol of meaning, is entirely a human creation. In Tomorrow’s God, Geering traces the collective “drift toward meaning” that gave rise to the various religions and explores the reasons they are now in decline. He argues that, for our own survival, we must consciously create new meaning for our lives and shows how the Christian tradition may lead toward a new world of meaning.
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).