June 2017 Academic & Specialist Beacon Press

Putting God Second: How to Save Religion from Itself Donniel Hartman

Is religion a positive or a negative force in society? Rabbi Donniel Hartman argues that monotheism's record of ethical failure isn't the result of religion's evil or of pure human weakness; instead, it's a tension internal to religious faith. In Putting God Second, he offers a deeply researched and thoroughly humane argument that religious people everywhere should put the ethical treatment of others first -- and put God second.