The Divinity School
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About "The Divinity School"
The Divinity School follows the lives of four of faculty members at an interfaith studies centre at the fictitious Hamilton University. A widower now Catholic priest tries to reconcile with his gay daughter. A Jewish rabbi confronts domestic violence and is tempted to return to a life he left behind. A Muslim woman tries to help a former student stop her sister from travelling to Syria to join ISIS, and a grieving Episcopal priest finds himself confronted with zany situations that amuse as much as annoy him. The Divinity School is a story that touches on the themes of grief, the complexity of parental relationships, dealing with one's past, revenge, the seduction of Islamic extremism, and the complexity of religious freedom in a pluralistic world. It is a comic novel with dramatic flair that confronts the issues of our time.
Meet the Author
Mike Bird is a Lecturer in theology at Ridley Melbourne in Australia. He is the author of The Saving Righteousness of God, Jesus is the Christ, A Bird's-Eye View of Paul, 1 Esdras, and he is editor of the New Covenant Commentary Series published by Cascade. This is his first novel.