Religion: The Nature of God

Is modern theology atheistic? This is the title of an article in last week's Christian Century, written by a Christian philosopher who thinks that if Protestant theology is not out-and-out atheistic these days, it is the next thing to it. Then, contributing to the ages-old debate over the nature and meaning of God, he pleads for a deity susceptible to "man's tears."

Australian-born Congregationalist A. Campbell Garnett, philosophy professor at the University of Wisconsin and past president of the American Philosophical Association, thinks that most theologians have taken to playing a kind of word game of their own that has no...

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