The Universe Bends Toward Justice: Prophetic Reflections on the Bible, the Church and the Body Politic (Paperback)Obery M. Hendricks (author)
Paperback 200 Pages / Published: 28/11/2011
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In these passionate and wide-ranging essays Obery Hendricks offers a challenging engagement with spirituality, economics, politics, contemporary Christianity, and the abuses committed in its name. Among his themes: the gap between the spirituality of the church and the spirituality of Jesus; the ways in which contemporary versions of gospel music "sensationalize" today's churches into social and political irrelevance; how the economic principles and policies espoused by the religious right betray the most basic principles of the same biblical tradition they claim to hold dear; the domestication of Martin Luther King's message to foster a political complacency that dishonors King's sacrifices. He ends with a stinging rebuke of the religious right's idolatrous "patriotism" in a radical manifesto for those who would practice "the politics of Jesus" in the public sphere.
Publisher: Orbis Books (USA)
Number of pages: 200
Weight: 413 g
Dimensions: 241 x 152 x 13 mm
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