God Is Dead

Ever since Nietzsche made his famous pronouncement, theologians have wrung their hands over the metaphorical death of God. Yet what if God’s death were no metaphor? What if it were a documented event headlining every newspaper and covered incessantly by every television news channel in the world? What would happen to our world? To us? This is the question that Ron Currie Jr. asks in a provocative and often outrageous literary debut. As news begins to spread of God’s demise in the Darfur desert, Currie imagines a new world coming into being, a world that is very different from—and yet somehow quite familiar to—our own.

 

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