And Man Created God: Is God a Human Invention?
This book addresses one of the oldest questions posed to religious believers: if God made everything, who made God? Most recently levelled by the New Atheists, the question was asked in ancient Greece and has preoccupied religious believers in the...
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This book addresses one of the oldest questions posed to religious believers: if God made everything, who made God? Most recently levelled by the New Atheists, the question was asked in ancient Greece and has preoccupied religious believers in the centuries since. Here, renowned scholar Robert Banks explores the history of the objection - from its earliest vocalization in the ancient world to its most famous opponents, Freud, Marx, and others. Ideal for anyone with a general interest in new atheism, for those studying religion, or wanting to sort out what (if any) elements of their idea of God are man-made.
Robert Banks (Ph.D.,University of Cambridge), was director and dean of Macquarie Christian Studies Institute in Sydney, Australia, and former Professor of Laity and founding director of the new De Pree Center for Leadership at Fuller Theological Seminary. He is the author of many books, including Redeeming the Routines, God the Worker, Faith Goes to Work, The Tyranny of Time, Paul's Idea of Community, and he teamed up with another leading author in the field of applying Christianity to everyday life, R. Paul Stevens of Regent College-Vancouver, to produce one of the top five volumes in the whole field, The Complete Book of Everyday Christianity. Together with his wife Linda - also an author, as well as an experienced teacher and chaplain - Robert enjoys visiting and learning about other places and cultures, most recently China.