The Plain Man Seeks for God

The Plain Man Seeks for God

The Plain Man Seeks for God

The Plain Man Seeks for God

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This book has a very definite purpose. It aims to examine the convictions concerning God which are likely to be found in the mind of a quite typical layman of today, to discover the reasons for their inadequacy, and to present certain constructive suggestions toward a more adequate faith. It is the plain man's working beliefs, not the statements of the creeds or the God preached from our pulpits or his own professed or theoretical beliefs, but the convictions which actually influence his life, which are held steadily in view.

Two words of explanation may not be inappropriate. In the first place, while it is the plain man's difficulties which are constantly borne in mind, the discussion is directed to those who seek to aid the layman's thought no less than to the layman himself. If it should be suggested that at certain points the argument is difficult for a typical 'plain man,' my reply would be that, if 'every man is to become his own theologian,' then every man must be prepared for far stiffer thinking and reading than we have usually thought him willing to tackle. Moreover it is my surmise that many more laymen than is realized are not merely ready but eager for determined grappling with problems of faith. The time has come when the earnest and intelligent Christian, unless he can accept his religious beliefs upon the authority of the most competent . . .

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