Chris Scott is an Anglican priest, counsellor and psychotherapist. He is also a man whose views, by his own admission, would be seen as highly heretical by some of his colleagues in the Church of England.
In this edition of our A-Z, he explains why he believes we need to say farewell to God – and what he means by that. He is not encouraging anyone to replace an unquestioning Christian faith with an equally unquestioning atheism, but says we need to let go of empty, doctrine-based religiosity and go in search of a more meaningful human spirituality. In order to approach the spiritual in an intellectually honest way, he argues, everyone needs to find his or her own path – whether or not that involves any sense of God.
Chris Scott has written a book exploring this theme, Goodbye to God: Searching for a Human Spirituality.
The A-Z of Things Unseen brings together 26 speakers from different faiths, as well as some out-of-the-box thinkers like Chris Scott, each looking at a concept or idea with a spiritual dimension.