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Geering, Lloyd 1918-

Overview
Works: 126 works in 192 publications in 1 language and 2,873 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Controversial literature  Sermons 
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Roles: Author
Classifications: BL48, 200.9
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God in the new world by Lloyd Geering( Book )

5 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resurrection : a symbol of hope by Lloyd Geering( Book )

5 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christianity without God by Lloyd Geering( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belief in God has been a conerstone of Christian faith. The idea of a supernatural spiritual being who created and sustains the universe was thought fundamental to Christianity, as it was to the other two great monotheistic religions. But just as the Bible ceased, in the nineteenth century, to be convincing as the source of divinely revealed knowledge, so the twentieth century has witnessed the failure of the conventional idea of God. Does this 'Death of God' spell the end of the whole Christian tradition? Or does it simply mean the end of conventional Christian doctrine? Christianity Without God affirms the latter, treating Christian culture as a living and evolving stream. Lloyd Geering sees the modern secular form of Christian culture as the logical consequence of the basic doctrines of the Trinity and the Incarnation. He links modern humanism with the neglected Wisdom stream of the Old Testament. Christianity Without God looks forward to a world with faith, not a world lacking God. For, as Lloyd Geering cogently argues, it is the cultivation of the wisdom of Christianity that the world now needs, not a supernatural saviour
Faith's new age : a perspective on contemporary religious change by Lloyd Geering( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tomorrow's God : how we create our worlds by Lloyd Geering( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lloyd Geering offers the distillation of a lifetime's reading and reflection on religious questions
The world to come : from Christian past to global future by Lloyd Geering( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Lloyd Geering's most controversial book so far, he examines the world at the end of the twentieth century, with the wisdom of a man who has lived through much of it. The Christian era is coming to an end: after two thousand years the religious faith which shaped western civilisation has been found wanting. After examining the reasons for Christianity's decline, the author writes eloquently about the likely shape of the global future. People everywhere will recognise his concerns at the turn of the century -- the fragility of the environment, the population explosion, the conflict of cultures, the deepening poverty, the ongoing nuclear threat. This is a book about endings, and about potential catastrophes. Yet Lloyd Geering also offers hope ... he sketches a future global society arising out of our increasing awareness of the current human predicament and of our dependence on the earth. The evolution of global consciousness could provide the spiritual dimension of the coming global culture, and enable the eartyh and its inhabitants to survive. The future of this "world to come" is in our hands." -- Back cover
Such is life! : a close encounter with Ecclesiastes by Lloyd Geering( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although 23 centuries have passed since a Jewish sage calling himself the Proclaimer (Ecclesiastes) set down his thoughts about life, they are strangely in tune with today's secular age. Lloyd Geering has ingeniously brought Ecclesiastes to life in a series of dialogues which show that, in today's terminology, Ecclesiastes was a free-thinker, a humanist and an existentialist. In fact, this biblical heretic is at odds with the rest of the Bible - he found no discernible thread of purpose in life or the universe, and proposes that though Nature operates in cycles, much of human life is determined by sheer chance. The role of the sage, as Ecclesiastes saw it, was not to pass on gems of eternal wisdom, but to goad us to think things out for ourselves in our search for meaning
From the big bang to God : our awe-inspiring journey of evolution by Lloyd Geering( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A summary of the history of the universe through the lenses of science and the world's religions"--Publisher information
Christian faith at the crossroads : a map of modern religious history by Lloyd Geering( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coming back to earth : from gods, to God, to Gaia by Lloyd Geering( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"According to Lloyd Geering the doctrines of Incarnation and Trinity, which began as attempts to reflect the indwelling of God in human beings, were soon distorted to proclaim the reality of a sacred realm in the heavens. But the collapse of supernaturalism, he says, has produced a new and different pattern of reality: the self-creating universe, the self-evolving human species, and the emerging global consciousness. In light of these changes, he asks, Is Christianity going anywhere ? His answer, simply put, is that Christianity will not survive unless it can be harmonized with the secular global world. He further observes that all religious traditions must incorporate a concern for the present ecological crisis, And, he insists, any credible faith tradition must embrace a secular or humanist spirituality. Geering concludes that the most credible scenario for Christianity s future depends on accepting the Gaia concept as a powerful modern myth that will sustain individual humans spiritually, and our planetary home ecologically." -- Publisher
The world of relation : an introduction to Martin Buber's I and thou by Lloyd Geering( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the world today : essays by Lloyd Geering( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays is particularly concerned with the meeting of church and society - technology, the city, contemporary forms of evil, the future, and psychology
The greening of Christianity by Lloyd Geering( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creating the new ethic by Lloyd Geering( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fundamentalism, the challenge to the secular world by Lloyd Geering( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who owns the Holy Land? by Lloyd Geering( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faith in an age of turmoil : essays in honour of Lloyd Geering by James Veitch( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reimagining God : the faith journey of a modern heretic by Lloyd Geering( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Described by the BBC as "the last living heretic, " Lloyd Geering has spent much of his life wrestling with God. Of late, however, he finds himself struggling with the absence of God. The rise of nonreligious, secular culture around the world testifies that he is not alone, that the concept of God has become problematical. Should God be abandoned altogether? Can God be reformed, so to speak? Drawing from theology, science and his own faith journey-from his call to ministry, through his much-publicized heresy trial, to decades of public speaking, teaching and writing, Geering retraces key developments in the Western understanding of God. He imagines a new spirituality, one that blends a relationship to the natural world with a celebration of the rich inheritance of human culture
God and the new physics by Lloyd Geering( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Christianity without God
Alternative Names
Geering, L. G. 1918-

Geering, L. G. (Lloyd George), 1918-

Geering, Lloyd

Geering, LLoyd 1918-

Geering, Lloyd G. 1918-

Geering, Lloyd George 1918-

Lloyd Geering Theologian

Lloyd Geering théologien néo-zélandais

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English (86)

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Tomorrow's God : how we create our worldsThe world to come : from Christian past to global futureSuch is life! : a close encounter with EcclesiastesChristian faith at the crossroads : a map of modern religious historyComing back to earth : from gods, to God, to GaiaA religious atheist? : critical essays on the work of Lloyd GeeringThe Lloyd Geering reader : prophet of modernity