Who Needs God

By: Kushner, Harold S.

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Binding tight and square, no markings or writing observed in text. Dust-jacket in very good condition. . . . . .Fillling a need for connetion, joy and community. Rabbi Kushner shares a path to faith that offers new sources of comfort and strength for all of us. Powerful, provocative and persuasive. . . . . . . . . . . This book hit the spot for me: a believer who is not sure of the details of my belief and leery of organized religion. Kushner addressed all of the concerns I've been wrestling with on my own, specifically regarding the corruption, bullying, small-mindedness of many churches, including the common belief that only they have the truth and everyone else is on the fast track to hell. I have always been driven to find a religious community but, frankly, it's hard when you're a thinking person, and Rabbi Kushner offered reasons for both why the search is beneficial and how a person can reconcile herself with an extremely imperfect church without necessarily having to agree with or condone the imperfections. Why would a person do that? What's the benefit? He offered plenty of excellent points, and, mind you, without any overt Jewish bias. As a gentile, I really appreciated that. I also appreciated his view that the specific details of theology or doctrine don't necessarily define a religion or make it true or untrue. If it's helping people grow and change, it's true in an essential way that can't be proved factually or empirically. That was also Joseph Campbell's feeling: religions are a chosen manner of connecting to the great unknown, and, in that way, they're all true. -- Michelle

Title: Who Needs God

Author Name: Kushner, Harold S.

ISBN Number: 0671680269

ISBN-13: 9780671680268

Location Published: Summit Books: September 1989

Size: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used - Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Categories: World Religions

Seller ID: 49740