Four conceptions of God among the American religious public

The Divine Divide

  1. The authoritative God, who both judges and is closely engaged in the world
  2. The benevolent God, who is “engaged but nonjudgmental”
  3. The critical God, who happens to be judgmental but disengaged
  4. The distant God, who is neither engaged nor judgmental, and could care less about how humans muck about.

HT: Oxgoad

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