City of God

City of God

A Novel

Book - 2000
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With brilliant and audacious strokes, E. L. Doctorow creates a breathtaking collage of memories, events, visions, and provocative thought, all centered on an idea of the modern reality of God. At the heart of this stylistically daring tour de force is a detective story about a cross that vanishes from a rundown Episcopal church in lower Manhattan only to reappear on the roof of an Upper West Side synagogue. Intrigued by the mystery--and by the maverick rector and the young rabbi investigating the strange act of desecration--is a well-known novelist, whose capacious brain is a virtual repository for the ideas and disasters of the age. Daringly poised at the junction of the sacred and the profane, filled with the sights and sounds of New York, and encompassing a large cast of vividly drawn characters including theologians, scientists, Holocaust survivors, and war veterans, City of God is a monumental work of spiritual reflection, philosophy, and history by America’s preeminent novelist and chronicler of our time.
Publisher: New York : Random House, 2000.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780812985894
Call Number: DOCTOROW
Characteristics: 272 p. ; 21 cm.
Subjects: City and town life -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Spiritual life -- Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.


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lgrove Aug 08, 2015

I just finished this magnificent book - and I intend to re-read it many times. For anyone of a philosophical bent, it raises and discusses utterly fascinating questions about creation, God, and religion - in language anyone can understand. And yes - go to the reviews.

Jan 20, 2014

Very impressive work.

May 21, 2012

Go to reviews. Excellent.


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