Item description for The Other Side Of Christianity by Dallas M. Darling...
"You are at liberty to seek your own salvation as you understand it, provided you do nothing to change the social order," said Joseph Goebbels (Hitler's Propaganda Minister) to a group of clergy. The Other Side Of Christianity challenges this notion and the State Religion that is so often believed and practiced by unsuspecting Christians. At the same time, the author claims Jesus challenged societal norms and practiced civil disobedience by healing people on the Sabbath and ministering to the outcasts and forgotten. In the context of the Roman Empire, Jesus also proclaimed and lived a Gospel (good news) of justice, universal love and economic redistribution that was contrary to Caesar's Gospel (bad news) of inequality, imperialistic wars and greed. By using messianic nonviolence and revolutionary forgiveness, Jesus ushered in God's Reign overturning and transforming the Roman Empire's ideologies of retaliation, violence and dehumanization. Did Jesus command his disciples and followers to do the same? The Other Side Of Christianity explores this question (and many more) through fifty-two weekly scriptural readings and reflections based on faith, politics, history, peace, and spirituality. These innovative devotionals will challenge your faith, deepen your belief in God and broaden your journey with humankind. Fifty-Two Weekly Devotionals And Scriptural Readings From The Margins Of Christianity Including Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, Easter, Christmas, Independence Day, Indigenous Day/Thanksgiving Day, And Election Day
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Studio: Xulon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.26" Width: 11.02" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.98 lbs.
Release Date Aug 5, 2008
Publisher XULON PRESS
ISBN 1606475223 ISBN13 9781606475225
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A Faith-Based And Challenging Book Aug 18, 2008
The Other Side Of Christianity is a book consisting of 52 weekly devotionals that will challenge and deepen your faith. Many Christians today feel alienated and disempowered in reference to such issues as war, homelessness, immigration, education, imperialism, etc... Each devotional begins with a scriptural reading. The devotionals are very inspirational, thought provoking, and contain a global perspective-something lacking in the many Christian churches. The devotionals intertwine history, peace, social justice, government, nonviolence, economics, forgiveness, philosophy, and other important issues. Once I started reading, though, I was unable to put the book down. With articles like Bishops As Casualties of U.S. Wars, Peace Takes Courage And The White Rose, Where Is The Unjust War Doctrine, Growing Up Muslim In America, Barack Obama: Empathetic Or Machevallian Politics, and Saintly Fire, the book will be a challenge to First World Christians, Evangelicals, and the Conservative Right. It is a must read!!!