Understanding God today calls for a definite method, which the author describes as hermeneutical interpretation of the...

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UNDERSTANDING GOD: The Key Issue in Present-Day Protestant Thought

Understanding God today calls for a definite method, which the author describes as hermeneutical interpretation of the Scriptures rather than strictly theological. This understanding is at once more simple and more fundamental than the objective knowledge sought by science. The question raised is whether the word ""God"" relates in some way to human experience. In pursuing this theme, the author reviews much current theological writing, including New Testament scholarship, the ""God is Dead"" argument, the work of existentialists, and other participants in the current theological debate. The outcome is a sharp but firm position favoring the view that God can be understood by man, but that such understanding calls for sound discriminations. For theological students, clergy, and readers familiar with present-day ideological trends.

Pub Date: Nov. 23, 1966

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Publisher: Scribners

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1, 1966