Good God! (And Other Follies): Essays on Religion

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Hamilton Books, 2006 - Humor - 166 pages
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Good God! (And Other Follies) takes a critical and satirical look at the wave of religiosity now sweeping the country. From faith-based initiatives to bans on stem cell research, from public postings of the Ten Commandments to attacks on evolution, American godliness has apparently never had it so good. Much of this behavior and even more of the God-talk accompanying it, whether fueled by passionate faith, cultural resentment, or political opportunism, is intellectually absurd. This book points out this absurdity and explores the underlying fallacies, contradictions and, at times, sheer nonsense that beset not only Christianity, but Judaism and Islam as well.

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Peter Heinegg is Professor of English at Union College. He received a Ph.D. from Harvard University in Comparative Literature. He is an accomplished author publishing Better Than Both (University Press of America, 2005.)

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