God, Ethics and the Secular SocietyJohn Gunson
Many lay people in the Christian churches have not been kept up to date with the latest scholarship about their faith. Many have left the churches because a faith expressed in ancient mythological language and images no longer seems credible in our postmodern, secular, scientific world. God, Ethics and the Secular Society not only re-examines Christian faith in terms of the best contemporary scholarship, and its relationship to modern scientific knowledge, but shows how one can re-interpret the faith without losing its essential and original meaning. It suggests that the critical question is not what we believe, but how we should live, and it sets out a new form for the life of the church, if it is to survive into the future. Consequently Gunson hopes that many people of good will, who have no interest in religion, may also want to join this ethical community, to help nurture and prosecute the ethical life in a desperately needy world.