God Laughs & Plays: Churchless Sermons in Response to the Preachments of the Fundamentalist Right
In this multiple award-winning and bestselling diagnosis of the contemporary American spirit, David James Duncan suggests that the de facto political party embodied by the so-called “Christian Right” has turned worship into a self-righteous betrayal of the words and example of the very Jesus it claims to praise. In a bracing and often hilarious response to this trend, God Laughs & Plays offers “churchless sermons,” stories, memoir, conversations, and cosmological reflections that scorn riches and embrace the poor; bless peacemakers, not war-makers; celebrate creation, diversity, empathy, playfulness and beauty; and insist that Divine Mystery is indeed mysterious and compassion is literally compassionate. The spiritual kingdom described by Jesus, this unusual book reminds us, is located not "in the Sky" or beyond a disastrous future, but within us, to be sought and embodied in the here and now.
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Duncan (The River Why ) writes that "the great religious traditions stand in need of a...compassion rebellion against the 'certainties├ƒ┬»├‚┬┐├‚┬Ż of cocksure zealots." In this essay collection on the ... Read full review
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