How can the God of the Old Testament be the same God of the New Testament? With an evolutionary lens, there is a reasonable answer to this question. At every stage of development, we can have an inspired understanding of the Divine, but our perception will be configured by our worldview or value system.
Like transparencies on an overhead projector, in this book we overlay two valuable tools: the model of the Documentary Hypothesis and the model of Spiral Dynamics, enabling us to view the God of the Hebrew Scriptures from an Integral perspective.
This book invites you to make peace with the God of the Old Testament while honoring the ancients. It helps you release the dogma of religion and gives space for you to evolve your understanding of God and awaken to an integral acceptance of the inevitable and necessary stages of human development.
Patricia Veenema, MDiv is a teacher at New Vista Learning Center.