The Universe Bends Toward Justice: Radical Reflections on the Bible, the Church, and the Body Politic

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Orbis Books - Religion - 254 pages
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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.

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Obery M. Hendricks, Jr., was handling non science, based subjects of his own subjective interests, till he stumbled into social science questions! He then showed his uncritical mind-set, in regards to the economics, he calls "Trickle Down" ! As the economist, Thomas Sowell explains, there are no economists, referring to their own theories, as "Trickle Down"! The term, "Trickle Down", is a demeaning term, used by folksy critics of ghosts ,they ,the critics of "Trickle Down", them selves, are possessed by! However, those "Trickle Down" Ghosts, are false images! Those "Trickle Down" false images, are idolized by enemies of those "Trickle Down" ghosts! The problem with the fears of & hate for "Trickle Down", is the problem of the bad tripping hallucinaddict, that Timothy Leary pointed to! So, in this case of psychological bad tripping projecting ,of his own demons, Obery M. Hendrisks ,Jr. is showing , his own idolatry of his own anti social circles' demonology! These, are products of his bad ,anti social setting, for his hate filled anti social mind set! Dr. Leary, was simply saying the set & setting determine the psychological trip, we put our own minds through ! Leary, was, describing the set & setting of biased, psychological tripping demons, that Obery M. Hendricks, Jr., projects on Laissez Faire Liberal, Individual social progress! Obery M. Hendricks Jr., needs to learn actual social science, from Dr. Thomas Sowell! No one promoting Laissez faire Liberal social progress, was saying they were for promotion of status quo! Nothing could be farther from reality! The very idea of Laissez Faire Liberal social progress, was to break out of the status quo! By definition ,the terms associated with Laissez Faire Liberal social progress, were creative destruction of the "status quo"! Does the writer, Obery M. Hendricks Jr. , even really care about these social facts? 


The Problem with Gospel Music Today
A Camel through the Eye of a Needle Part
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A Camel through the Eye of a Needle Part
Practicing the Politics of Jesus

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