Who is God? How can we relate to him? How can we visualise a spiritual leader? Borrowing from the classical Philosophy of God, Dr Cyril Desbruslais makes the philosophical reflections on God relevant for our times. The author has taken up critical reflection
on our understanding of God and thence takes up the debate on whether God's existence can be proved or not.
Besides the normal questions like proving God's existence, evil, creation-evolution, comparative religions, myths-idols, he attempts to relate the issue of God to human fulfilment. He lays stress on personal encounter with God and challenges us
to transform ourselves and the world, by experiencing God as a lived reality in our midst.
1. Introductory Issues
2. God And/Or The Sacred
3. For And Against God's Existence
3. Appendix to Chapter 3: Further Related Clarifications
4. Symbols, Myths and Rites
5. The Religious Leader
Appendix to Chapter 5: Elementary
6. Creation Evolution Emanation
7. Providence and Freedom
8. God and Evil
Appendix to Chapter 8: The Hindu Doctrine of Rebirth
Dr Cyril Desbruslais SJ
(1940-) has been teaching philosophy at Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pune for more than 40 years. He is a Jesuit priest of Calcutta Province. As a creative thinker, an accomplished playwright and an innovative philosopher, he has inspired thousands of
young people to lead a liberative and humane life for the larger good of others. He has been residing at De Nobili College, Pune.