Maguire Publishes His
that Christianity does not require its supernatural aspects.
Christianity without an omnipotent god, without a divine savior,
without an afterlife? In this bold and hopeful book, theologian
Daniel C. Maguire writes that traditional, supernatural aspects
of Christianity can be comforting, but are increasingly questionable.
A century of scholarly research has not been supportive of the
dogmatic triad of personal god, incarnate savior, and life after
death. Demonstrating that these beliefs have questionable roots
in historical traditions, Maguire argues for a return to that
brilliant and revolutionary moral epic of the Hebrew and Christian
Bible. Rescued from god, Christianity can offer a realistic global
ethic to heal a planet sinking under the effects of our ungrateful
again Dan Maguires new book is at the cutting edge. Passionate,
yet crystal clear, Christianity without God distills the essential
Christian message from the mythological and theological accretions
that have distorted it. Its a message we need today, more
than ever. David R. Loy, author of Awareness Bound
and Unbound: Buddhist Essays
many of us, Maguires book will be a kind of homecoming.
Someone, at last, has had the courage to write what so many of
us have been thinking. John C. Raines, author of
The Justice Men Owe Women: Positive Resources from World Religions
immense learning and considerable charm, Daniel Maguire evokes
a Christianity freed from dogma, literalism, self-righteousness,
and terror. Believers and skeptics alike can delight in whats
left: poetry, morality, a sense of awe and wonder. In a word,
humanity. Katha Pollitt, author of The Mind-Body
C. Maguire is Professor of Ethics at Marquette University and
the author or editor of many books.