At a moment of cultural and political crisis, with forces of reaction seemingly ascendant throughout the West, it's fair to ask what use does anyone have for America, God, or any other similar fictions? What use does theological language have for the radical facing the apocalypse? Among the subjects considered: the need for an Augustinian left, legacies of American violence, speaking in tongues, the humanities facing climate change, the maturity of realizing that you will die, how to sail towards Utopia, and witches.
'Ed Simon’s essays help readers to understand how we got to this complicated moment in American religious history. Deft, thoughtful, and creatively told.'
Kaya Oakes, author of Slanted and Enchanted: The Evolution of Indie Culture
How Contemporary Spirituality Makes Us Stupid, Selfish and Unhappy
Inside the Mind of God
Belonging without Believing
Western Spirituality Without the Wrathful King
some variations on a theme
Rt Revd Dr John Saxbee
Mixing Religion and Politics through Community Organizing to Enhance our Democracy
Kendall Clark Baker
Why you don't have to choose either a literal creator God or a blind, indifferent universe
From Fear to a Handshake