Prayers to an Evolutionary God (Hardcover)
Skylight Paths Publishing, 9781594730061, 182pp.
Publication Date: April 1, 2004
Your image of God has evolved from a distant, all-knowing father to a creative force of the universe. Now it's time to update your prayer, too.
An evolutionary God is the one whose fingerprints and embraces and music we find in the evolutionary patterns in the unfinished world around us, the elusive mother and inventor of this ever-changing milieu. It is a God who pretends--for some purpose we do not comprehend--not even to exist, but whom we can reach out for and give thanks to, if we wish--as most of our race has done throughout its history.
--from the Introduction
In this unique collection of eighty prose prayers and related commentary, William Cleary invites you to consider new ways of thinking about God and about the world around you. Inspired by the spiritual and scientific teachings of Diarmuid O'Murchu and Teilhard de Chardin, Cleary reveals that religion and science can be combined to create an expanding view of the universe--an evolutionary faith.
Prayers to an Evolutionary God inspires you to discover your own place in the story of the universe, challenges you to rethink life in new ways, and enables you to express yourself in words that make sense--to an evolutionary God.