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

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

  • Title: The Universe Bends Toward Justice: Radical Reflections on the Bible, the Church, and the Body Politic
  • Author: Obery M. Hendricks Jr.
  • ISBN: 9781570759406
  • Page: 337
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 cIn 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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    1. I really like the idea behind this book. Unfortunately, the execution left a lot to be desired. Hendricks shoots himself in the foot by contradicting his own message with his delivery. Plainly speaking- he's too preachy.I didn't like the overemphasis on the wrongs of contemporary gospel music. It was misplaced, and while he does bring up some good points, it seems like a really odd and shady place to start. He rails against the Right making scapegoats out of the poor by using religion, but then [...]

    2. OK, I'll start with a disclaimer: I'm an Obery Hendricks fan so this review is starting from a friendly - but deserved - place. I read and loved his previous book, The Politics of Jesus (which is also reviewed here on ) and now I've read and loved this book. Here's why:Simply put, this book is a clarion call to us, reminiscent of Old Testament prophets whose piercing spiritual insight and passionate commitment to our collective betterment led them to "speak the truth to power with power" as so [...]

    3. I saw the author on TV and he really intrigued me so I bought the book on my Kindle. Still early in the book but very good so far. Keep you posted

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