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A Plausible God: Secular Reflections on Liberal Jewish Theology

Mitchell Silver


Since at least the seventeenth century, the traditional God of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam has been under pressure to conform to the scientific worldview. Across the monotheistic traditions there has emerged a “liberal” conception of God compatible with a thoroughgoing naturalism. For many, this liberal “new” God is the only credible God. But is it a useful God? Does belief in so malleable a deity come from, or lead to, different political, moral, psychological, or aesthetic phenomena from atheism? The book evaluates the new God by a ... More

Keywords: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, atheism, naturalism, God, science, religion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780823226818
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823226818.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mitchell Silver, author
Department of Philosophy, University of Massachusetts, Boston