Laughing at God: Religious Satire in Terry Pratchett’s “Small Gods”

Join Rev. Amy Petrie Shaw for a 12-week exploration of religious satire in Terry Pratchett’s novel, Small Gods. No previous knowledge of Pratchett’s writing is required to understand this stand-alone book.
“Small Gods is the thirteenth of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels, published in 1992. It tells the origin of the god Om, and his relations with his prophet, the reformer Brutha. In the process, it satirizes religious institutions, people, and practices, and the role of religion in political life.” According to the book’s blurb, “Lost in the chill deeps of space between the galaxies, it sails on forever, a flat, circular world carried on the back of a giant turtle— Discworld —a land where the unexpected can be expected. Where the strangest things happen to the nicest people. Like Brutha, a simple lad who only wants to tend his melon patch. Until one day he hears the voice of a god calling his name. A small god, to be sure. But bossy as Hell.”
Registration is not required, but if you are sure you are coming, you can email revamy@ucdsm.org and let her know.
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