David Ray Griffin: Christian Faith and the Truth Behind 9/11


Richard Moore

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Christian Faith and the Truth Behind 9/11:
A Call to Reflection and Action
David Ray Griffin

Westminster John Knox Press, 2006

"Professor David Ray Griffin has a well-deserved reputation for the 
thoroughness of his research. All Americans who love their country 
enough to dig into the facts of these critical times will be well 
rewarded by examining his books. 9/11 truth is a very important 
issue---one with the power to bring lasting change to our 
country."--The Reverend William Sloane Coffin Jr, author of Credo: 
Letters to a Young Doubter and A Passion for the Possible: A Message 
to U.S. Churches

"If you are open to recognizing that the United States behaves much 
as other great powers have behaved, but you get your information 
through standard American channels, I dare you to expose yourself to 
the facts Griffin summarizes, facts that have been suppressed by our 
newspapers and magazines. If you are one who wants to be a disciple 
of Jesus, you will have some hard thinking to do about what American 
Christians are called to be and to do at this historical moment."

--John B. Cobb Jr, co-author of The American Empire and the Commonwealth of God

"Are we brave enough to read this nerve-wracking book, one of the 
most important theological texts of our time? Rooted in the 
longstanding belief that Christians share responsibility for shaping 
a more justice-loving world, Griffin makes a strong case that the 
real "conspiracy theory" about 9/11 is the Bush Administration's 
silly notion that nineteen young Arab men could have pulled it off. 
Griffin helps us wrestle with questions that are almost too much to 
bear, yet which may empower us, if we dare, to build a more truthful 
and, over time, more deeply moral nation and world."---The Reverend 
Carter Heyward, Robbins Professor of Theology Emerita, Episcopal 
Divinity School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and author of Saving Jesus 
from Those Who Are Right and God in the Balance: Christian 
Spirituality in Times of Terror

"A gripping account of precedents for the current global empire, from 
the Rome of Jesus to twentieth-century 'false-flag' operations. . . . 
His wake-up call to U.S. Christians will be evaded at our 
peril."--Catherine Keller, Professor of Theology, Drew University, 
and author of God and Power.

"In two earlier books, David Ray Griffin established himself as one 
of the foremost researchers into 9/11. This book is of immensely 
greater scope and importance. . . . It sees the contemporary world 
clearly and synoptically in an informed Christian perspective, so 
that it makes questions of theodicy and the roots of evil as 
contemporary as the events of 9/11. Even though it makes some claims 
and arguments I disagree with, I consider this one of the most 
significant and original books I have ever read."--Peter Dale Scott, 
author of Drugs, Oil, and War: The United States in Afghanistan, 
Colombia, and Indochina

"WARNING: If, like most Americans calling themselves Christian, you 
prefer the comfort of acquiescing in the official version of 9/11 and 
the imperial wars it facilitated, DROP THIS BOOK NOW. But if you are 
open to the grace of honest inquiry and the risk of following the 
historical Jesus in confronting the evils of empire, this rigorously 
argued book is a MUST READ."---Ray McGovern, CIA veteran analyst now 
with Tell the Word, a project of the ecumenical Church of the 
Saviour, Washington, D.C.

"David Griffin has previously made the case for the Bush 
administration's complicity in 9/11 and the cover-up of this evidence 
by the 9/11 Commission.  Here, in this important book, he puts these 
shocking realities in the context of Christian theology and the 
challenge to the churches. In a profound exploration of the nature 
and history of the demonic, Griffin suggests that American empire is 
a culmination of human demonic alienation from God."--Rosemary 
Radford Ruether, emeritus scholar, Claremont Graduate University and 
Claremont School of Theology

"Do American Christians want the United States to act like the New 
Rome, invading other countries to impose its imperial rule and its 
control of other peoples' resources? That, however, is just what the 
US is doing, increasingly so since 9/11, explains David Griffin. In 
this gripping summary of evidence for the truth behind 9/11 and the 
9/11 Commission report, Griffin makes a compelling case that the 
imperial practices of the American government have become a 
destructive force in the world. And he clarifies the biblical and 
theological basis for Christians to challenge the resurgent American 
imperialism that often claims divine blessing on its destructive 
actions."--Richard A. Horsley, Distinguished Professor of Liberal 
Arts and the Study of Religion, University of Massachusetts, and 
author of Jesus and Empire: The Kingdom of God and the New World 

"Compelling reading. Here is a remarkably thorough presentation of 
facts regarding 9/11 events. Professor Griffin sets the events of 
9/11 in a historical, religious, and philosophical context that is 
most enlightening. Although this context is also somewhat chilling, 
he holds out hope in his discussion of where we can go from here. I 
most highly recommend this book!"---Steven E. Jones, Professor of 
Physics, Brigham Young University



Part 1: Evidence That 9/11 Was a False-Flag Operation

1. 9/11 and Prior False-Flag Operations

2. Explosive Testimony: Revelations about the Twin Towers in the 9/11 
Oral Histories

3. The Destruction of the World Trade Center: Why the Official 
Account Cannot Be True

4. Flights of Fancy: The 9/11 Commission's Incredible Tales of 
Flights 11, 175, 77, and 93

5. Bush Administration Responsibility for 9/11: From a Prima Facie to 
a Conclusive Case

Part 2: A Christian Critique of 9/11 and American Imperialism

6. Imperial Motives for a "New Pearl Harbor"

7. Jesus and the Roman Empire

8. The Divine and the Demonic

9. The American Empire, Demonic Evil, and 9/11

10. A Call to Reflection and Action


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