Skip to comments.William Kay's Book Review of "Nazi Oaks."
Posted on 05/07/2013 8:48:11 AM PDT by Olympiad Fisherman
R. Mark Musser is a Christian with a Master of Divinity degree from Oregons Western Seminary and several years experience as a missionary in Eastern Europe. He is currently a pastor in Olympia, Washington. Not only is Musser a Christian, he is given to a rather literalist interpretation of the Bible. Fortunately, this is a cross not all of us have to bear. Unfortunately, it saddles his Nazi Oaks with dozens of biblical passages, some spanning the better part of a page. Said passages will surely slip the book from many a readers hand, which is too bad because, aside from said passages, this 405-page, 1,334-footnote text easily passes as a piece of professional academic scholarship. More importantly, Musser definitely contributes something valuable to the conversation about environmentalism with his Pantheism versus Christianity thesis.
(Excerpt) Read more at ecofascism.com ...
It would be impossible to make a “pantheism versus Christianity” thesis without referring to God’s word — and anyone interested in such a thesis would not be deterred by those references.
Yes, of course. The Bible itself is one of the few ancient documents that heavily criticizes pantheism. Kay is an atheist, however, and so took issue with the Bible references - but he still gave a very good review of the book. He did not let it deter him too much. He survived the Bible passages and lived another day to tell about it!
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