God Is Not...: Religious, Nice,

God Is Not...: Religious, Nice, "One of Us," An American, A Capitalist

by D. Brent Laytham
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1587431017

ISBN-13: 9781587431012

Pub. Date: 07/01/2004

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

God Is Not . . . takes on today's prevailing misconceptions about who God is by boldly stating who God is not. Rodney Clapp critiques pop culture's anthem to a slobby, ineffective "God like us," while D. Stephen Long, in "God Is Not Nice," questions our therapy-fed longing for a useful, nonthreatening deity. If God is not an

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God Is Not . . . takes on today's prevailing misconceptions about who God is by boldly stating who God is not. Rodney Clapp critiques pop culture's anthem to a slobby, ineffective "God like us," while D. Stephen Long, in "God Is Not Nice," questions our therapy-fed longing for a useful, nonthreatening deity. If God is not an American or a capitalist or "religious," as contributors Michael Baxter, Mike Budde, and William T. Cavanaugh go on to argue, then who is God? Laytham concludes with a stirring essay on who God is, calling the church to visibly demonstrate where its primary allegiance lies.

Audacious without being rude, God Is Not . . . is a lively, necessary, and intelligently reverent read.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781587431012
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/01/2004
Pages:
152
Sales rank:
745,863
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.33(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments7
Introduction9
1.God Is Not "a Stranger on the Bus": Discerning the Divine in Popular Culture23
2.God Is Not Nice39
3.God Is Not American: Or, Why Christians Should Not Pledge Allegiance to "One Nation Under God"55
4.God Is Not a Capitalist77
5.God Is Not Religious97
6.God Is One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic117
Notes139

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