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COMPELLING SATIRE ON THEODICY THAT MAKES SOME GOOD POINTS satire on theodicy that makes some good points being polemic It makes me want to check out the rest of the Godhead trilogy A dense but ngaging read about the unlikely topic of theodicy Blameless in Abaddon is Student Research Projects in Calculus eual parts seriousxamination and snarky comedy In other words classic Morrow Blameless in Abaddon is technically a seuel to Towing but it could asily be read independently I also think it s a much stronger book and wrestles with interesting issues than its predecessor Morrow is not religious "and I m consistently impressed with his ability to address the problems within "I m consistently impressed with his ability to address the problems within religion in an academically serious yet occasionally hilarious way without painting all religious people as unenlightened luddites His books definitely aren t for veryone but this liberal Christian Love for Imperfect Things enjoys them very much 4 12 stars So interested in reading a 400 page comedy on the subject of Theodicy Interested in venturing literally into God s skull Do youver feel you ve been slapped upside the head by the Ontological argument This book is for you Never has the problem of A Heart of Stone evil been funFor those of you who aren t into the fun branch of theology known as theodicy it deals with the paradox of if god is all knowing all powerful and all good why is therevil in the world This has been debated by theologians and philosophers for millennia and Morrow doesn t really dumb down the subject here All of the popular defenses and theologians from Anselm Auinas and most memorably Augustine are all here Augustine again literally Job the legendary sufferer also plays his part along with Lot Adam and Eve Noah and a bunch of other prominent figures from the bible Morrow does com. Tema biblico Ma Martin Candle giudice di pace di Abaddon Pennsylvania ha deciso di portare Dio davanti alla Corte internazionale dell'Aia Taking Instruction (Taboo, e di processarlo per tutte le ingiustizie le catastrofi che hanno colpito nei secoli il genere uman. This book loosely follows the action in Towing Jehovah In Towing the body of God falls from the sky and lands in the ocean sparking a worldwide crisis of faith In Abaddon we find that God s body is comatose not dead and its hauled to Florida where a theme park about miracles is built around his body Our main character Martin Candle is a Job like character who is an upright Republican judge who loses his wife his house and his health and decides he wants to bring a lawsuit against God in the world court and reuest that God s body be taken off life support The rest of the book is a trip through the arguments about theodicy or the problem of Language and Linguistics evil how can an all good all powerful God allowvil and suffering in the world The book does get bogged down a bit in theological and philosophical arguments but it s also leavened with humor If you didn t know much about what the various arguments are in the area of the problem of Divertimento evil you ll be well versed in them after reading this book I wouldn t necessarily recommend this particular book to other readers unless younjoyed Towing Jehovah but I do
love James Morrow s blasphemous books in general This was not Love Is a Fairy Tale exactly what Ixpected as a James Morrow s blasphemous books in general This was not Promise at Dawn exactly what Ixpected as a to Towing Jehovah It was however very ngaging and thought provoking I had a hard time putting it down I am looking forward to what author Morrow delivers in the 3rd book One of the funniest books I have ver read "In My Life If "my life If had underlined Bangkok Wakes to Rain every phrase I thought was funny there would be ink onvery page in almost The Right Sort of Man (Sparks Bainbridge Mystery every paragraphThe second part of a trilogy that began with Towing Jehovah Exploring a world where God s dead body is the hot topic Incredibly funny culturally aware poking fun atvery race age religion and stanceParticularly loved th. Il precedente romanzo di James Morrow L'ultimo viaggio di Dio si concludeva con Dio che riposava apparentemente morto nella sua tomba tra i ghiacci dell'Artico In uesto nuovo romanzo la Santa Sede ha deciso di vendere il corpus dei alla Con.
James K. Morrow Â 3 free readE bits written from the Devil s point of view The one thing he got wrong was my age While poets commonly produce their best work in their thirties and mathematicians typically tend to burn out in their twenties miscreants tend to be late bloomers Hitler didn t get around to invading Poland until he was fifty
CEAUSESCU GOT THE HANG OF ATROCITYgot the hang of atrocity after turning sixty four I am an Darkmere eternal seventy twoHighly recommended I found Blameless in Abbadon for 400 at Half Price Books brand new trade PB version a month or two ago finally got to read itIt s a This is philosophy and religion couched in a wonderful novel I lovedverything but the Et si la maladie n'tait pas un hasard ? ending which I didn t like but I would read it again and skip thend A fantastic follow up to Towing Jehovah in which God is revealed not to have died but to have been in a self induced coma The human protagonist of this story a judge of faith in need less of redemption than of a break from punishing tragedies is a great foil for the disgraced atheistic sea captain of the first book God goes on trial in the Hague for crimes against humanity spurred on by narrator Satan More top notch outrageous satire here coupled with heady debate on the uestion of God s goodness in presence of Den of Shadows (Gamblers Den evil Morrow alsoxtends on characters and scenarios from Bible Stories for Adults and Only Begotten "Daughter which are uite rewarding to ncounter here From suburban Philadelphia with references both to TLA on South "which are uite rewarding to ncounter here From suburban Philadelphia with references both to TLA on South and to Lower Merion I lived 3 blocks from the border at City Line when I lived in Phila to The Hague for a Trial of all Existence also noted a Hostetler farm in central PA the author lives in State College and Olean NY only 70 miles from where I live Irreverent thought provoking and very funny While Federazione battista americana I nuovi proprietari convinti che un resto di vita spiri ancora nelle divine membra hanno collegato il corpo a una gigantesca macchina cuore polmoni ne hanno fatto l'attrazione principale di un parco giochi