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Being Christian -A Novel Paperback – August 6, 2012
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"Being Christian" is on one level a character study of the Pastor Hillcox. He is a complex man who has learned the arts of manipulation from his abusive father and is profoundly insecure at his own core. His actions as a young man and his relationships as a mature and successful church leader are symbolic of how, in extreme religion, the emphasis on sexuality demonstrates its leadership's ambiguity and poor understanding regarding sexuality as functions of biology, love, and control. His ability to hold all others accountable while never failing to excuse his own many flaws and sins holds up to the light the manner in which ideologues manipulate their own intellects to maintain understandings that are self-contradicting and beyond proof.
More than simply exposing right-wing Christianity on ideological and theological grounds, "Being Christian" allows us a look at the inner workings of the men (and it is mostly men) who lead their congregations to extreme and dangerous beliefs.
--Paola Fernandez Rana
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I enjoyed this book thoroughly! If you've read the recent novel Christian Nation - about what our country might look like if Sarah Palin had become president and had installed a... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Cactus Ed
Boyd captured the mind-set of the "bidniz" of the Southern Christian establishment to a T. Reeks with irony. Read morePublished 21 months ago by M. P. Montgomery
Take Elmer Gantry, Breaking Bad, Deliverance and Dr. Strangelove. Stir briskly. You now have Being Christian, an absolute first- rate page-turner. I recommend it highly.Published on June 24, 2014 by earle maiman
While searching for a "Christian fiction" to read this book popped up in the genre. This book was by no means a Christian fiction. Read morePublished on June 10, 2014 by Cville MTBer
Being Christian is an all-consuming book about the immorality that envelops humanity despite all attempts to escape it. Read morePublished on May 26, 2014 by Sarah Cash
Loved it! a dark thriller with sex and a window on contemporary America.
Once you start the book, you cannot stop it, wondering what will happened next!
Christian is the archetypical fundamentalist preacher who is deeply flawed and very powerful. It is a good story and could make for very interesting discussions.Published on April 17, 2013 by George N. Wells