Sunday, August 2, 2015
I am reading What Is God: How To Think About The Divine, by Jesuit John Haught. The author is trying to help us move away from human-like (anthropomorphic) images of God and develop a notion of an immaterial, transcendent reality. It might help to call this "The Divine" rather than "God." This transcendent reality is not some impersonal energy. It possesses "those qualities which constitute the dignity of human persons, that is, something like intelligence, feeling, freedom, power, initiative, creativity, etc. (though to an eminent degree.)"
For some years, now, I have been trying to think about The Divine in this way. Haught's book is valuable in that effort. I will blog more about it in the days to come.