God, ethics and the secular society


Does the Church have a future?

By: John D. Gunson
Publisher: Morning Star Publications
Dimensions: 148mm x 210mm

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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.

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Dimensions 148 × 210 mm



John D. Gunson


Morning Star Publications


148mm x 210mm



About the author

John Gunson was an ordained minister of the Congregational Churches in Australia. He has been significantly involved in social justice and Christian education in Congregational churches, and in community engagement through Australian Frontier, the Church and Life Movement, Christian Action for Peace and the ecumenical movement. He has worked in staff training and development, was president of the Doncaster/Templestowe branch of the Movement Against Uranium Mining, and President of the South Gippsland Conservation Society. He was chair of the local community group that led the fight against the building of the Wonthaggi Vic. desalination plant and has worked with local government to prevent inappropriate development along the coast.