- Philosophical treatise on religion
- Importance of the intimate relationship
- How modern man has relegated it to theory
- Challenge to change direction in our secular world
- Written by the incomparable apologist, Abp. Fulton Sheen
Religion Without God, first published in 1928, is a continuation of Sheen’s God and Intelligence in Modern Philosophy (1925). Taken together, the two are a complete philosophy of religion. The modern mind remains greatly concerned with religion, and yet its concern is coldly theoretical, admitting of no practical sensibility of the relationship between God and man. The result is an emptying of all theological content from religion, reducing it to mere humanism.
“Man in the supernatural state, it is said, needs no Redeemer as in the natural state he needs no God. As a result of this philosophy of self-sufficiency we have the strange modern phenomenon of a religion without God and a Christianity without Christ.” – Fulton J. Sheen
From the pen of a peerless apologist, Religion Without God is a calm, measured study of the assumptions and arguments of nineteenth- and twentieth-century religious thought—concepts and claims still active in the twenty-first century’s project of secularization.
Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen (1895–1979) was one of the most renowned Catholic priests of the twentieth century. An eminent scholar, prolific author, and natural entertainer, Sheen provided insight into the truth and beauty of the Catholic faith for millions around the world through his scores of books and countless radio and television programs. His cause for canonization was opened in 2002, and in 2012 Pope Benedict XVI declared him “Venerable.”
- Author: Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
- 288 pages