God Without God

Posted by Censor Librorum on Mar 27, 2008 | Categories: Arts & Letters, Lesbians & Gays

Michael Hampson, an Anglican priest for 13 years and now a full time writer and retreat leader, wrote and asked if CCLonline would like a review copy of his upcoming book,  God Without God.  I wrote back to him to say I would be delighted to review the book, and post the review in our May 2008 bookshelf.   God Without God is published by O Books, an imprint of John Hunt Publishing of Hampshire, U.K.gwg2.jpg

I picked up my copy at the Greenport post office yesterday  morning. I plan to take the book with me on my upcoming pilgrimage trip to Ireland. It was probably serendipity to receive the book now, as I head off in the footsteps of St. Patrick and St. Brigid.

Hampson descibes his book as “suprisingly conservative” in its affirmation of the entire Nicene Creed and serious approach to scripture and tradition; and yet the final chapter (“Home Life, Sex and Gender”) affirms the place of LGBTI people within the Christian community.

It appears Hampson  also attempts to refute the God of atheists–the angry, invisible avenger–is not the  God of people of true faith.

I welcome anyone else to  read the book with me, and let’s exchange comments for the book review.

In the meantime, my thanks to Michael Hampson and Catherine Harris of O Books. I’ll do my best.  michael_hampson_140x140.jpg

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