Monday, March 31, 2008

Louis de Bernières on a Popular Attitude to God

In his novel, A Partisan’s Daughter, Louis de Bernières writes some wonderful theological reflections like this description of Chris’ relationship with the Divine:

“God and I have an agreement to leave each other alone. I don’t bother Him and He doesn’t bother me. If we meet in the street we raise our hats and smile and give each other a wide berth.”

Louis de Bernières, A Partisan’s Daughter (London: Harvill Secker, 2008), 119.

A review of this book is posted on Reviewing Books and Movies.

Dr. Geoff Pound

Image: “we raise our hats and smile …”