Friday, July 13, 2012

Former Jesuit Priest Mark F. Bozzuti-Jones On The President

Former Jesuit Mark Bozzuti-Jones
“The Gospel of Barack Hussein Obama According to Mark” is designed to initiate the reader into a meditation on what it means to be human, what it means to be a manifestation of God, and how 
Barack Obama is a unique and important manifestation of God’s desire for human flourishing. 
In a blend of words from his public speeches, imagined conversation, and fictional situations, the book highlights Obama’s real stance on social justice and, in particular, economic and political empowerment. It juxtaposes ancient Biblical form and contemporary reality, challenging the reader to see and seek God in all persons. “Our life-defining texts must be porous and we must be imaginative in our engagement with them. Let this book be a reminder not to so credit sacred texts or cultural icons that they lead us to hatred and violence in the name of God. When we see the Divine in another, we must name it. We must respect it. The practice demands nothing less than Love.” Mark F. Bozzuti-Jones, Author
Link (here) to Catholic Vote

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

This guy is REALLY SCREWED UP.

Katy Anders said...

It sounds interesting, and I wish it was true that "Barack Obama is a unique and important manifestation of God’s desire for human flourishing."

The distance between the words and deeds of the President has proven to be too great, though.

Based on what you've posted on Bozzuti-Jones and his liberation theory before, it's tough for me to believe that he wouldn't be terribly disappointed in Obama.

Allen said...

This guy is REALLY SCREWED UP.