Apart from God alone, in what do Americans seek meaning, identity, self-worth, and justification? With devastating simplicity, this inquiry into contemporary idolatry probes a range of subjects: religion, race, work, money, status, patriotism, and even the church. All this in a concise, readable primer. In the end, William Stringfellow's biblical sensibility parts the curtain to expose the impostor behind the impostors, death itself.
Endorsements & Reviews-
Introducing the Foundation Quartet by William Stringfellow: A Private and Public Faith Count It All Joy Free in Obedience Imposters of God
"The conscientious and thoughtful New York attorney who caught my attention more than any other person." -- Karl Barth on William Stringfellow
"Once and again, here is Stringfellow blurring the distinction between prophet and exorcist. Impostors is a basic theological tract with urgent political import, driving into the open a small legion of idolatries which plague us yet." -- Bill Wylie-Kellermann
William Stringfellow was a practicing attorney and a prominent Episcopalian layman who frequently contributed to legal and theological journals. After his graduation from Harvard Law School, he practiced some years in the East Harlem neighborhood in New York City. He was a visiting lecturer at several law schools and lectured at theological seminaries across the country.