The Missionary Position

Author: Christopher Hitchens

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 085789840X

Category: Religion

Page: 300

View: 1361


Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, feted by politicians, the Church and the world's media, Mother Teresa of Calcutta appears to be on the fast track to sainthood. But what makes Mother Teresa so divine? In this frank and damning exposé of the Teresa cult, Hitchens details the nature and limits of one woman's mission to help the world's poor. He probes the source of the heroic status bestowed upon an Albanian nun whose only declared wish was to serve God. He asks whether Mother Teresa's good works answered any higher purpose than the need of the world's privileged to see someone, somewhere, doing something for the Third World. He unmasks pseudo-miracles, questions Mother Teresa's fitness to adjudicate on matters of sex and reproduction, and reports on a version of saintly ubiquity which affords genial relations with dictators, corrupt tycoons and convicted frauds. Is Mother Teresa merely an essential salve to the conscience of the rich West, or an expert PR machine for the Catholic Church? In its caustic iconoclasm and unsparing wit, The Missionary Position showcases the devastating effect of Hitchens' writing at its polemical best. A dirty job but someone had to do it. By the end of this elegantly written, brilliantly argued piece of polemic, it is not looking good for Mother Teresa. - Sunday Times

The Missionary Position

Author: R. E. Dinlocker

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781425996703

Category: Fiction

Page: 424

View: 841


In the 1970's Angie Benedetto, a smart-mouthed Brooklyn girl whos neighborhood customs chafe her as much as her plaid-flannel Catholic school uniform, desperately wants to fly. Angie dreams of flying airplanes, traveling to exotic places and finding a guy who doesn't think high-roll collars and a duck's ass hairstyle mark the height of sophistication. After Angies mother allows her to fly for her Uncle Anthony as a missionary pilot, Angie reports the murder of Asmat natives. She becomes a tool for her Uncles plans to gain control of a gold mine and the quarry of mercenaries who protect the new owners possession of the same mine. Charles Abbott Aldridge is a proper New Englander who wants to study primitive tribes, help his father, and be left alone to live his life. Charles, lost and presumed dead for half-a-dozen years, is the only man who can help Angie. Smart-mouthed Angie needs proper New Englander Charles to escape from those people looking to kill her and Charles needs Angie to help his father. Angies Uncle Anthony must deal with Angies mother alone.

The Missionary Position

Author: Keith Reddin

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822226222

Category: Drama

Page: 53

View: 3644


THE STORY: Pragmatism and piety collide in this political comedy set during a Presidential primary season. The action takes place in a series of banal hotel rooms in various cities, where Roger, an operative of a Christian organization, does battle

How to Fight Islamist Terror from the Missionary Position

Author: Tabish Khair

Publisher: Interlink Publishing

ISBN: 1623710464

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 4720


A HILARIOUS, SATIRICAL NOVEL FROM AWARD-WINNING INDIAN WRITER. Funny and sad, satirical and humane, this novel tells the interlinked stories of three unforgettable men whose trajectories cross in Denmark: the flamboyant Ravi, the fundamentalist Karim, and the unnamed and pragmatic Pakistani narrator. As the unnamed narrator copes with his divorce, and Ravi—despite his exterior of skeptical flamboyance—falls deeply in love with a beautiful woman who is incapable of responding in kind, Karim, their landlord, goes on with his job as a taxi driver and his regular Friday Qur’an sessions. But is he going on with something else? Who is Karim? And why does he disappear suddenly at times or receive mysterious phone calls? When a “terrorist attack” takes place in town, all three men find themselves embroiled in doubt, suspicion, and, perhaps, danger. An acerbic commentary on the times, How to Fight Islamist Terror from the Missionary Position is also a bitter-sweet, spell-binding novel about love and life today.

The Missionary Spirit

Author: Ireland, Jerry M.

Publisher: Orbis Books

ISBN: 1608338924

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 611


"Argues for a return to the early emphasis in Pentecostal missiology on the need for cross-cultural evangelism, as opposed to the current trend focusing on a broader, more amorphous understanding of the field"--