Book two of James Morrow
's Godhead Trilogy
. When an earthquake disgorges the Corpus Dei
from its resting place in the Arctic, the American Baptist Church
pays the Vatican
$1.3 billion to put the 2-mile, 80-megaton corpse on display at its "Celestial City" theme park
. The Job Society
forms, to prosecute the late Jehovah
before the International Court
at the Hague
. A tour of the preserved physical brain of God
Morrow expressed a certain discomfort over this work; in developing the case for the defense
, he delved pretty deeply into the question of God's complicity in human suffering. His quotable conclusions: "The more successful you are at explaining evil, the more evil your explanation becomes.
" "There is a hair-thin line between reasoning about evil, and rationalizing evil.
(book one: Towing Jehovah
| book three: The Eternal Footman