Thinking About Religion in the 21st Century

A New Guide for the Perplexed

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Pub Date 01 Aug 2024 | Archive Date 13 May 2024

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A path to belief for the 21st-century citizen who cannot embrace either the traditional religions of the past or the emerging religions of the new spirituality.

The crisis of 21st-century religion is upon us. With fewer people remaining committed to traditional religions and most new religious movements in their infancy, where does that leave the vast “silent spiritual majority” who find the old religions to be obsolete and the new religions to be not yet credible? For everyday people who feel lost between a rejected religion of the past and a still obscure religion of the future, Thinking About Religion in the 21st Century suggests that there is indeed another way to look at religion, fully informed by 21st-century sensibilities, that requires no sacrifice of the intellect or abandonment of moral sensibilities. The old religions can be set aside, and the religions of the future might not yet have evolved into something worthy of full commitment, but there already exists a viable, evolving alternative spiritual perspective, grounded in the elements of everyday, ordinary human experience, already available.

A path to belief for the 21st-century citizen who cannot embrace either the traditional religions of the past or the emerging religions of the new spirituality.

The crisis of 21st-century religion is...


A Note From the Publisher

George Adams teaches in both Religious Studies and Philosophy at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA. . He has taught a wide range of courses in World Religions, Philosophy of Religion, Religious Experience, Mysticism, Ethics, and related areas. Dr. Adams is a graduate of Fordham University in New York City, where he acquired his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees under the renowned eco-theologian and Teilhard scholar, Thomas Berry, and theologian of Comparative Religions and Sanskrit scholar, Jose Pereira. He is the author of two books, has published numerous scholarly articles, is a regular book reviewer for Nova Religio, and has presented papers at professional conferences.

George Adams teaches in both Religious Studies and Philosophy at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA. . He has taught a wide range of courses in World Religions, Philosophy of...


Advance Praise

The subject is extremely relevant and urgent and the author is qualified to write about it.

Bernardo Kastrup - Science Ideated


The subject is extremely relevant and urgent and the author is qualified to write about it.

Bernardo Kastrup - Science Ideated



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In America, there is a large proportion of the population who wants to do with religion or spirituality. They iunderstand reality ònly in terms of secular materialismñ time. Space and energy. The question that this book tackled, if spiritual reality Is due solely to human imagination and speculation.. where did the notion of spirituality come from originally. Discusses various philosophical issues such as the myth of scientific materialism. consciousness, moral goodness, the nature of religious experiences, th question of suffering and meaning. Referencee.

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