The Death of God Theologies Today by William Hamilton

Radical Theology and the Death of God
by Thomas Altizer and William Hamilton

The Death of God Theologies Today by William Hamilton

Complacencies of the peignoir, and late

Coffee and oranges in a sunny chair,

And the green freedom of a cockatoo

Upon a rug mingle to dissipate

The holy hush of ancient sacrifice.

She dreams a little, and she feels the dark

Encroachment of that old catastrophe. . . .

What is divinity if it can come

Only in silent shadows and in dreams?

Shall she not find in comforts of the sun,

In pungent fruit and bright, green wings, or else

In any balm of beauty of the earth,

Things to be cherished like the thought of heaven?

Divinity must live within herself. . . .