Colborne has had a fascinating spiritual journey, which began with atheism and then took him on an immersive exploration of both Eastern and Western philosophy. This book, originally published in 2013 but now re-released in a revised and updated second edition, serves as an excellent introduction to Colborne’s life and thought.
In the opening chapters, Colborne explains some of the reasons why he has been unable to fully embrace the Christian worldview. He proceeds to present his understanding of the true nature of the God/world relationship, discussing subjects such as God's attributes, suffering, morality, the human mind, and more. The author also shares some insights into his mental health journey, which impacted his philosophical perspective significantly.
In the final chapter of the book, Colborne describes his vision of the church of the future; a multi-faith church which will provide an opportunity for interfaith dialogue and progressive spirituality, building on the foundational ideas explored in the preceding chapters and in his many other books. Ultimate Truth: God Beyond Religion is a book that will force readers to think deeply about their own view of God and how religious differences might be overcome through a deeper understanding of God's nature and attributes.
About the author
Steven Colborne is the author of several acclaimed books in the philosophical theology genre. His work offers deep insights into all of the big problems of philosophy and theology, with a focus on the divine sovereignty versus human free will predicament, especially as it relates to the Christian worldview.
Steven is a first-class BA (Hons) graduate of the University of Westminster and holds a PG Cert in Philosophy and Religion from Heythrop College, University of London. He was born in Cambridge, grew up in Abingdon in Oxfordshire, and currently lives in London, England. The son of an English father and a Dutch mother, Steven has had a remarkable spiritual journey which has involved immersive explorations of both Eastern and Western spirituality, as well as several spells in psychiatric hospital following episodes of psychosis.
Among other books, Steven’s catalogue of releases includes a spiritual memoir (The Philosophy of a Mad Man), a compilation of academic essays (A Collection of Essays by Steven Colborne), and a systematic presentation of his philosophical perspective (God’s Grand Game: Divine Sovereignty and the Cosmic Playground). As well as being a prolific author, Steven also runs the popular philosophy blog Perfect Chaos, where he has written over 500 articles for an audience of over 6000 subscribers from more than 200 different countries.