This is a book that needed to be written, and it needs to be widely read, especially by the throngs of Christians who have...

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RELIGION AS CREATIVE INSECURITY

This is a book that needed to be written, and it needs to be widely read, especially by the throngs of Christians who have been taught in these days that the Christian religion, positively manipulated, can bring a man the tranquility, peace and success his heart desires. Dr. Bertocci, professor of philosophy at Boston University, is convinced that only a religion which accepts insecurity can destroy evil and justify life. ""To be a person is to need growth and to grow is to break with the past without knowing what the future will bring."" It is the job of religion to induce the sort of insecurity which will lead a man to tackle that unknown future unafraid, knowing that thus he is sharing God's creativity with Him. ""The mature man is never free from danger, but is confident that he will not cringe in panic even before an evil that may destroy him."" In essence, the creativity of man is forgiving love, as is God's. The style of this book is not as ""popular"" as the ""success and happiness"" books, but the truth and the substance is immeasurably greater, and it should be offered for sale right alongside the others. Those who shun the others in despair, and they are many, will find in this book solid ground of renewed hope and sure confidence, and having read it themselves they will doubtless wish to buy other copies for their friends.

Pub Date: Feb. 28, 1958

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Publisher: Association Press

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1, 1958