Spiritual Defiance: Building a Beloved Community of Resistance

Spiritual Defiance: Building a Beloved Community of Resistance

A prime voice of innovative Christianity makes a strong case for religion as an intensive method of being within the world

in the course of his thirty-year profession as a parish minister and professor, Robin Meyers has enthusiastic about renewing the church as an tool of social swap and private transformation. during this provocative and passionate e-book, he explores the decline of the church as a group of believers and calls readers again to the church’s roots as a neighborhood of resistance. moving the dialog approximately church renewal clear of theological purity and advertising suggestions that include cultural norms, and towards “embodied noncompliance” with the dominant tradition, Meyers urges a go back to the innovative spirit that marked Jesus’s ministry.

Framing his dialogue round 3 poems via twentieth-century Polish poet Anna Kamienska, Meyers casts the character of religion as a strength that stands opposed to whatever and every thing that engenders dying and indignity. He demands active—sometimes even subversive—defiance of the ego’s temptations, of what he phrases “the heresy of orthodoxy itself,” and of an uncritical recognition of militarism and capitalism. every one bankruptcy is a poignant and pressing invitation to get well the Jesus move as a loved group of Resistance.

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