The Universe Bends Toward Justice by Obery M. Hendricks
Radical Reflections on the Bible, the Church, and the Body Politic

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Prophetic critiques of American religion and society offering a challenging engagement with spirituality, economics, politics, contemporary Christianity and the abuses committed in its name.

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Obery M. Hendricks, Jr. is one of today's most provocative and innovative commentators on the intersection of religion, politics and social policy. A former Wall St. investment executive and past president of Payne Theological Seminary (the oldest African American theology seminary in the U.S.) he is currently Professor of Biblical Interpretation at NY Theological Seminary and Visiting Scholar in Religion and African American Studies at Columbia. His books include The Politics of Jesus (Doubleday), and a novel, Living Water (HarperCollins).
Published October 19, 2011 by Orbis. 256 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, History. Non-fiction

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Other verbal ticks include an abrupt shift from third person to first person toward the end of the book and a dense overview of modern wealth in the U.S. He later pairs the gospels with awkward passages from The Grapes of Wrath in explicating the theme of “economic dispossession.” There are ...

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