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Introduction: The Death and the Life of God

JOHN BOWKER

in The Religious Imagination and the Sense of God

Published in print August 1978 | ISBN: 9780198266464
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683046 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266464.003.0001
Introduction: The Death and the Life of God

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Since the time of Nietzche and Mencken, the celebrations of theistic mortality have become increasingly familiar; so too have the corresponding attempts to detach truths, wisdoms, values, mental states, and visions from the religious expression. The purpose of this book is to explore, through a number of examples, how and why some other renewed characterization of God is reconstructed beyond the ruins of a particular disintegration. It also examines why the study of information process and systems behavior yields important insight into the way in which religious traditions perpetuate themselves through time, and into the way in which human beings become religiously and theistically informed.

Keywords: Nietzche; Mencken; theistic mortality; religious expression; God; information process; systems behaviour; religious traditions

Chapter.  11765 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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