How Man Created God

In a provocative new book, a former nun explains how God really is in the details

Who is God? what can we know about God? And if knowing God is possible, how do we comprehend him: by reason or only through an ecstatic epiphany of faith? These questions have tormented theologians and mystics in the 4,000-year history of monotheism. Their wildly varied answers are explored in an absorbing new book from Britain with a catchy title, a lode of learning and a challenging thesis. Whether or not one accepts the biblical teaching that men and women are made in God's image, argues the author of A History of God (Knopf; $27.50), it is clear the deity is...

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