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Just this morning in the church service our minister was explaining that the God who is found in nature or in oneself, is the God of non-Biblical piety. But the God of the Bible need not exist as Super-essence. He is ever working in and through people to establish the kingdom of God on earth. God should move us to action by pulling at our conscience, rather than being found as a sort of Divine substance behind mother nature. Such a God is the god of heathendom. Such is the god of New Age and similar movements. I am writing these comments without having read the book with the above title. But the title suggests a typically eighteenth and nineteenth century concept of God as a divine essence behind nature Whose hand can be detected in the workings of created nature. I would not believe in such a god. I think, with good reason, Barth has stated that religion is superstition (Religion ist Aberglauben).