Religion: A Means or an End? (03:42)
Religion is a means to sanctity, not an end in itself. Religious is a finger pointing to the moon. In the space age of contemporary society, the mysterious throne of God in the heavens no longer exists. Yet God remains an enabling presence to mankind.
Notions of God: Expansion of Human Consciousness (02:00)
Progressive Christians seek to expand the notions of God. Others assert that human consciousness has emerged over the course of time--thus, a new image of God emerges. The concept of consciousness and of self is richer today.
Personal and Cultural Roles of Mythology (02:52)
Joseph Campbell suggests that the hero's journey consists of spiritual tests that can illuminate or transform human consciousness. Myths, or "grand narratives," inform the human soul and frame the human view of the world, known and unknown.
Modernity and Religious Pluralism (03:18)
Modernity adds to people's sense of instability. Yet, people need stability and a sense that the future will be secure. The masses embrace religious pluralism as away to find meaning in many different religions, not just one.
Reality of Religious Diversity (03:58)
Religious diversity suggests that there are many different ways to understand and integrate the power of God into personal lives. The world needs to look for contemporary signs of God's presence in a fresh way.
Concept of God Beyond Theism (04:12)
Theism defines God as one being, supernatural in power, dwelling somewhere outside this world, and periodically coming into the corporeal world. Can this image of God stay viable in a post-Newtonian, post-Einsteinian world?
Divisiveness of Religions Practices (04:26)
the problems of the 20th century are monumental, and some say cataclysmic. Is the Apocalypse near? Or, are the destructive forces reversible? As it is practiced today, religion divides people and cultures. An enhanced vision of God may be curative of the world's ills.
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