Who is God? Why are we on earth? What happens after we die?
Advancements in science and technology have stretched our understanding of the Universe to the very edge of comprehension, leading many of us to revisit some of humanity’s most ancient questions. What Does God Look Like in an Expanding Universe? Brings together the exciting ideas, images and thoughts of scientists, theologians, thinkers and writers of our time, who have been grappling with the questions of God, Life and Death in an expanding Universe.
This book challenges current thinking, enhances understanding and possibly change people’s answers to these questions.
At a time when the old religious myths are leading us to war, speaking of Armageddon, and saying almost nothing about the destruction of the planet, this book calls upon theologians, scientists, artists, poets, and others of all walks of life to reflect on the notion of how amazing God must be, the meaning of life, and what happens after death. Jim Schenk has mindfully gathered together prose, poetry, and art to present a timeless and timely message of hope for participating in this expanding Universe.
WITH CONTRIBUTIONS FROM:
THOMAS BERRY - JOANNA MACY - EDGAR MITCHELL
MIRIAM THERESE MACGILLIS - BROOKE MEDICINE EAGLE
MATT FOX - BRIAN SWIMME - ROSEMARY RADFOR RUETHER
WHAT IS BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BOOK:
Thomas Berry, author of The Dream of the Earth and The Great Work says of this book:
“After being away for some years as a conscious social reference, it seems that the “God” referent is coming back into focus. Thus the need for Jim Schenk’s fascinating collection of briefly-worded ideas about God from a wide array of thinkers, activists, and artists. Most amazing is the variety of ways in which the divine makes itself known to human consciousness, as manifest in this challenging volume.”
Michael Dowd, author of Earth Spirit, a Handbook for Nurturing an Ecological Christianity says:
What Does God Look Like In An Expanding Universe? offers fresh, evolutionary thinking from creative minds and hearts across the theological spectrum about some of life’s big questions. To say this book is timely would be a serious understatement!”
Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking, reflecting on the book:
“I have come to an understanding of the sacredness of all life through my work to end government killing. This sacredness underlies each article in this book, giving a new vision of hope and meaning to life.”
Malidoma Patrice Somé, author of Of Water & the Spirit, Ritual, Magic, & Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman comments that:
“In this thought provoking collection, Jim Schenk invites us to step into the flowing river of exploration and experience of Spirit. It is heartening to read the courageous words of those in the west who know the sacred “in their bones” as well as in their theology.”
Pat Mische, author of Toward a Global Civilization:
“Questions of ultimacy and meaning are at the heart of all authentic religions, but responders in this volume go beyond old, limited concepts and open new pathways of wisdom illuminated by the new cosmology. Every page informs and inspires.
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