The Newest Testament: A Secular Bible
Dr. M. B. Goldstein was encouraged at a young age to question the beliefs of his people. Free to discover God in his own way, Goldstein passionately searched for God through history, science, and mental and spiritual analysis. Now, in his comprehensive study of the psychological analysis of faith, Goldstein shares insight and knowledge he gained in his unique spiritual journey, seeking to help anyone who wishes to learn more about the history and philosophy of religious belief. Dr. Goldstein, a retired psychiatrist and professor of psychiatry, relies on twenty years of extensive research—including the study of more than five hundred of the most important works of religion, history, and philosophy—to offer a step-by-step investigation of the important contributions to the major religions and philosophies of belief. As Goldstein traces six thousand years of history through to modern humanity, he highlights the differing views existing among religious and scientific communities regarding the creation of the universe, the human involvement with faith, and the ways God beliefs have evolved over time. The Newest Testament provides an introspective look at religion and beliefs by exploring and attempting to bridge a divide through understanding, facts, and intelligent faith.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
Abbasid Abraham accepted Allah ancient Arabic army attempt became belief Bible brother caliph called Catholic cause century B.C.E. Chapter Christ Christian Church claimed Constantinople convert Crusade death defeat deity died divine dynasty Egypt Egyptian Emperor Empire England Europe existence Ezra faith father forces France French Freud gained German Gnostic God’s gods Gospels Greek Hasmonean Hebrew Holy human idea influence Islam Israel Israelites Jerusalem Jesus Jewish Jews John Judah Judah Halevi Judaism Judean Kabbalah King kingdom Koran land later leader lived Maimonides man’s Messiah monotheism Moses Moses Mendelssohn Muhammad Muslim mystical Nahmanides nation Neoplatonism ofJesus ofthe Old Testament orthodox pagan papacy papal Paul persecuted philosopher political Pope Pope Gregory VII priest prophets Protestant Rabbi reign religion religious Roman Rome rule ruler Saint scientific Scripture Shabbetai Zevi Spain spiritual Talmud teachings Temple tion translated University worship writings Zeus