By Robin Meyers
In the course of his thirty-year occupation as a parish minister and professor, Robin Meyers has interested in renewing the church as an device of social switch and private transformation. during this provocative and passionate booklet, 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. transferring the dialog approximately church renewal clear of theological purity and advertising and marketing 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 by way of twentieth-century Polish poet Anna Kamienska, Meyers casts the character of religion as a strength that stands opposed to whatever and every little 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 attractiveness of militarism and capitalism. every one bankruptcy is a poignant and pressing invitation to get better the Jesus circulation as a cherished group of Resistance.
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