The Atheist's Church

The Atheist's Church

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by Prometheus
     
 

When Adam Beard is asked to do a puff piece on the purchase of an old Lutheran church, the young reporter has no idea what he's about to get himself into. The new owner, Lawrence Cooper—a.k.a., Law—draws him in with his charm and intelligence, but then lets slip that he's an atheist, an unpopular position to hold in the conservative town of Ottovon. … See more details below

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When Adam Beard is asked to do a puff piece on the purchase of an old Lutheran church, the young reporter has no idea what he's about to get himself into. The new owner, Lawrence Cooper—a.k.a., Law—draws him in with his charm and intelligence, but then lets slip that he's an atheist, an unpopular position to hold in the conservative town of Ottovon.

Reluctant but bound by his career, Adam includes the detail in his story, inciting a public outcry. Yet despite this opposition, Law proceeds as planned and begins a weekly philosophical discussion group for intelligent teens. Adam attends as an observer and is impressed by how engaged the adolescents are, how excited they are to discuss difficult works like Plato's "Apology," a dialogue having a great deal to do with present events.

But things take a turn for the worse when the leader of a fundamentalist group called Christ's Blood discovers that his own son has been attending the discussions. Soon, Adam finds himself in the middle of his own story, and with each misstep he takes in the search for truth he leads everyone around him closer and closer to a violent end.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014323642
Publisher:
Prose Atheist Publishing
Publication date:
03/14/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
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