First Corinthians Baptist Church, Sanctuary Auditorium
A talk by Obery M. Hendricks Jr. on his new book, The Universe Bends Towards Justice. It includes essays on the gap between the spirituality of the church and of Jesus; the ways in which contemporary gospel music sensationalize today’s churches into social and political irrelevance; and how the economic policies espoused by the religious right betray the same biblical tradition they claim to hold dear.
Obery M. Hendricks Jr. is a Visiting Scholar in Religion and African American Studies at Columbia and author of The Politics of Jesus.
Co-sponsored with Institute for Research in African-American Studies.