I have been burning through my Summer reading list and I seem to have stumbled onto a rich vein of form! The odd thing is that they are all books with ‘God’ in the title. There are 5 (out of about 20) but they seem to have all ended up in the middle of stack. Here are the 5 I am chewing on right now:
- The PostModern God edited by Graham Ward
- God & Religion in the PostModern World by David Ray Griffin
- God : a guide for the perplexed by Keith Ward
- The Named God and the Question of Being by Stanley J. Grenz
- God Is Not One by Stephen Prothero
What is so fascinating to me in all of this is how widely dispersed use of the word ‘God’ can be. You can mean a whole bunch of different things when you say ‘God’ and only a fool would assume to know what another means when they invoke that title/name. [I touched on this a while ago in 'I'm not sure most Christians know that']
It made me think back to a section in John Cobb’s introductory book when he clearly outlined what he didn’t mean when he said ‘God’. What follows is a verbatim reproduction of that section. What I would love to hear is what you don’t mean when you say ‘God’. This will be a fun little experiment in clarification done negativa,.