Beside Still Waters

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Beside Still Waters
Cover artist Book design by Bernard Klein
Country United States of America
Language English
Subject Modern religion and analysis of the Bible
Genre Religion
Publisher William Morrow and Company, Inc.
Publication date
1998
Media type Hardcover
Pages 381
ISBN 0-688-16065-4
OCLC 38925015
220.6 21
LC Class BS533 .E37 1998

Beside Still Waters is a nonfiction book by Gregg Easterbrook. In it he defends religion against its critics. He expounds a theory of religion and Christianity based on his reading of the Old and New Testaments, in which God is not an omnipotent omniscient being, but rather a limited and perhaps awesomely powerful being who learns and grows over time. In this way, Easterbrook seeks to explain the ravages and evil of the Old Testament God and to bring back Jesus's original teachings of charity and of love for God and for fellow humans.

The title of the book comes from Psalm 23, which begins with "The Lord is my shepherd" and includes the line, "He leads me beside still waters."

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