God Is the Good We Do: Theology of Theopraxy (audio)


Read by the author in October and November of 2008, footnotes and references omitted.

Recorded in Studio 1-B of KUT in Austin, Texas. Engineer: Cliff Hargrove.


CD 1(55:09)

PREFACE

BOOK ONE: DECLARATIONS / 1 Whether or not God exists / 2 God is not all-powerful / 3 God did not create the universe / 4 God is conceived in good will / 5 God is here now and at hand / 6 God is ignited by life / 7 God is not Gaia / 8 Nothing is holy except that we sanctify it / 9 God neither compels nor threatens / 10 God lifts us up / 11 God is radically contingent / 12 If God starts in a whisper / 13 Whether or not God exists (cont.).

BOOK TWO: EXPLANATIONS / 1 God and the beginning.


CD 2(56:13)

BOOK TWO: EXPLANATIONS (cont.) / 2 Theology and cosmogony/ 3 Theism, Deism, Pantheism / 4 Ways of existing / 5 Ideas of the good / 6 Defining "good".


CD 3(58:32)

BOOK TWO: EXPLANATIONS (cont.) / 7 Doing and believing / 8 Theological hyperbole / 9 The weakest force / 10 Persons and deeds / 11 On being wanted / 12 The real divinity of Jesus /13 The kingdom of God (and a prayer)/ 14 On nature's beauty and ordinary goodness.


CD 4(43:46)

BOOK TWO: EXPLANATIONS (cont.) / 15 God's authority versus God's power / 16 The truth of theopraxy /17 The rightness of Genesis 1 and 2 / 18 Responsibility to and for /19 Knowledge and faith.


CD 5 (1:01:10)

BOOK TWO: EXPLANATIONS (cont.) / 20 Miracles / 21 The creed of "deed over creed".

BOOK THREE: ARGUMENTS / 1 Prolegomena / 2 Martin Buber and "image of God" / 3 Russell and Shaw: no atheists / 4 Abraham's obedience / 5 Personification and "thedeath of God" / Stephen Weinberg's atheism


CD 6 (28:07)

BOOK THREE: ARGUMENTS (cont.) / 7 The problem of evil / 8 The problem of good.


CD 7 (53:10)

BOOK THREE: ARGUMENTS (cont.)/ 9 Evil from human nature / 10 Enthusiasm/extremeism / 11 How religions go bad (1) / 12 How religions go bad (2) / 13 How religions go bad (3).


CD 8 (48:08)

BOOK THREE: ARGUMENTS (cont.) / 14 How religions go bad (4) / 15 How religions go bad (5) / 16 How religions go bad (6) / 17 Five wise sayings / 18 Ludwig Feuerbach: God as projection / 19 From Feuerbach to Buber / 20 God as production.


CD 9 (1:00.01)

BOOK THREE: ARGUMENTS (cont.) / 21 Irreligious goodness / 22 Gratitude / 23 What difference the theology of theopraxy? / 24 Theopraxy.

BOOK FOUR: REFLECTIONS / 1 Godliness / 2 The Changing image of God / 3 Negating nihilism / 4 Not for everyone / 5 Six kinds of prayer / 6 George Santayana / 7 Religious reconciliation and theopraxy's seven tenets / 8 Study and practice / 9 The situation of atheists.


CD 10 (51:26)

BOOK FOUR: REFLECTIONS (cont.) / 10 The first commandment / 11 The unsettled referent of "God" / 12 Beliefs that work / 13 Idolatry.


CD 11 (1:03:47)

BOOK FOUR: REFLECTIONS (cont.)/14 Keepingthegood name / 15 More on idolatry / 16 The burning bush / 17 Starting with "as if" / 18 Tikku olam / 19 Man in God's place? / 20 Guidance from God, firm and gentle / 21 Beholding God's presence / 22 God most contingent / 23 Goodness and freedom.


CD 12 (31:03)

BOOK FOUR: REFLECTIONS (cont.) / 24 Theopraxy as a meta-religion / 25 Lewis Mumford / 26 "If among the stars" / 27 God as moral action.


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Michael Benedikt 2013