The Word: God's Diaries

Two years ago, Satirist Anthony Towne tried to resolve the theological debate over whether God is dead by publishing an obituary of the Deity. The deadpan story was turned down by a number of journals, but finally appeared in the Christian student magazine motive under the New York Times-like headline:

GOD IS DEAD IN GEORGIA

Eminent Deity Succumbs During Surgery—Succession in Doubt

Now, Towne has produced a logical sequel to the obituary: Excerpts from the Diaries of the Late God, published this week by Harper & Row.

God's diaries, explains Towne 40 an occasional contributor to The New Yorker, were divinely disclosed to...

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