The Quest for Reality and Significance – new book series

Date: 04 May 2018

David Gooding and John Lennox have produced a new book series called the ‘Quest for Reality and Significance’. The first title will be released in June 2018.

In Book 1 – Being Truly Human, Gooding and Lennox address issues surround­ing the value of humans. They consider the nature and basis of morality, compare what morality means in different systems, and assess the dangerous way freedom is often devalued. What should guide our use of power? What should limit our choices? And to what extent can our choices keep us from fulfilling our potential?

In Book 2 – Finding Ultimate Reality, they remind us that the authority behind ethics cannot be separated from ultimate reality. Is there a Creator who stands behind his moral law? Are we the product of amoral forces, left to create moral consensus? Gooding and Lennox compare ultimate reality as understood in: Indian Pantheistic Monism, Greek Philosophy and Mysticism, Naturalism and Atheism, and Christian Theism.

In Book 3 – Questioning Our Knowledge, Gooding and Lennox discuss how we could know whether any of these competing worldviews is true. What is truth anyway, and is it absolute? How would we recognize truth if we encountered it? Underlying these questions is another that affects science, philosophy, ethics, literature and our everyday lives: how do we know anything at all?

In Book 4 – Doing What’s Right, Gooding and Lennox present particular ethical theories that claim to hold the basic principles everyone should follow. They compare the insights and potential weaknesses of each system by asking: what is its authority, its supreme goal, its specific rules, and its guidance for daily life? They then ask why even the best theories have proven to be impossible to follow consistently.

In Book 5 – Claiming to Answer, they argue it is not enough to have an ethical theory telling us what standards we ought to reach, because we often fail in our duties and do what we know is wrong. How can we overcome this universal weakness? Many religions claim to be able to help, but is the hope they offer true? Gooding and Lennox state why they think the claims of Jesus Christ are valid, and the help he offers is real.

In Book 6 – Suffering Life’s Pain, they acknowledge the problem with believing in a wise, loving and just God who does not stop natural disasters or human cruelty. Why does he permit congenital diseases, human trafficking and genocide? Is he unable to do anything? Or does he not care? Gooding and Lennox offer answers based on the Creator’s purpose for the human race, and his entry into his own creation.

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3 Comments on “The Quest for Reality and Significance – new book series

  1. Dear Mr, John Lennox

    Tell me about more Ask questiion ad reply. Why do you thing 1+1 = 2. I suppose that 1+1 =3 atc. I´m electrotechiac and IT specil. Its same as saw Got is there or got nor there, I´m beliver but so fareway mind. So Mr John ask for more theis is realy real? Do you watch Tc show with Morgan Freeman? The Through to wormhole? For example The Universal true machine? 2+2= 5 but no more twince saw. It very interesting something? The math problem is very aqual as Got is true tzn boolen argument 1 tzn High level bin cocede and unbelivet the god is death is zerone zn 0 log low. Do understen Mr Lennos? Do you asking this? At micro and macro univer resp multiversum is very very disorder diferetly. Our brain and mind it stronger. Because Big ego. We are bigoting human. Pls Yors arguemten are not trust! The got is or not?