Blowing The Lid Off The God-Box
Blowing The Lid Off The God-Box draws from author Anne Robertson's spiritual journey to demonstrate that God is bigger than our particular religious experience and expression. Recognizing that we can approach God only through limited human means, Ms. Robertson reminds readers that, at best, we view God through a glass, darkly.
Nevertheless, she affirms that God can be - indeed, must be - encountered through our human limitations. That, after all, is what the Christian doctrine of Incarnation is about. But, if we mistake our limited human experience of God for being all that God is, we have created an idol, a "graven image" consisting of our own experience. In a world marked by extremism on both the theological right and the left, the author calls readers to spiritual balance and integration of others' experiences of God rather than insisting upon any single understanding.