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God Is the Good We Do: Theology of Theopraxy

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A critique of both traditional and modern arguments for and against the existence of God, with a discussion of the nature of good and the problem of evil, proposing that God exists only as human moral activity, that God is practiced: theopraxy.

"...takes God out of the sky of theological debate and places this God in the depths of life." Rt. Rev. John Shelby Spong.

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Paperback, 304 pages
Published November 17th 2007 by Bottino Books (first published November 16th 2007)
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Univ of Texas architecture professor, son of Holocaust survivors, Benedikt offers us his philosophy of what God is - God is the good we each do.
The first section summarizes his ideas and reasons while the remaining sections offer his thorough arguments.
I read the first section and found that his concept of God being action rather than "a being" is similar to mine. So I only perused the remainder of the book, knowing that later I'll dip into one section or another as I desire.
Wish everyone who co
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“We must see God, when we see God as agentic, as an uplifting force only, and abandon most if not all of God’s other purported attributes. God is only where God is, not everywhere. God is only what God is, not everything. And God is only good, not bad. I see these as the true meaning of Ehyeh-Asher-Ehyeh, “I am that which I am” (Exodus 3:14).” 0 likes
“If God acts only through us, it follows that there is a sense in which we are responsible not only to God but for God, or at least God’s continuance, by our actions.4 Take this to heart and a great deal changes. One weight is lifted and another is taken on—a weight that does not bend our backs but gives joy to life and purchase to our step.” 0 likes
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