The Divine Mind: Exploring the Psychological History of God’s Inner Journey

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Gellert comes with a laundry list of grievances and airs them out as openly as many of us have done under our breath, and for that and the fact that his credentials speak for themselves, he deserves perhaps a high-five for “atta-boy, you really told ’em.” For those with equal cause to vent their anger at God, there might even be some applause. After all, when some unspeakable tragedy brings the most unimaginable horrors to light, it is only human to blast off on God for making the innocent suffer with the wicked.

Gellert couches this tirade in intellectual language only an artist of psychology might craft. Famous people he uses quotes from are Jung, Plato, Nietzsche, and wordsmiths such as Elie Wiesel, Camus and the lesser known but equally genius writer Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. I am not sure that all of these people would completely agree with Gellert’s point of view, if they were alive to read this book.

Gellert approaches this mystery of God’s personality through the lens of a theory that the Almighty’s personality has been evolving since His encounters with mankind started. Hence the three branches of mainstay monotheism–Judaism, Islam, and Christianity–reflect God’s ever-changing relationship to humans. Personally, I cannot say that this book has no value, but for me it represents an alternative opinion that passes after my own anger cools.


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Author Michael Gellert
Star Count 1.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 304 pages
Publisher Prometheus Books
Publish Date 2018-Jan-02
ISBN 9781633883178
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Issue August 2018
Category Religion
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