By Douglas M. Jones,Peter J. Leithart
When we do this, we’ll see that the gospel of Christ isn't essentially approximately stepping into heaven or approximately residing a snug, separately pious, middle-class lifestyles. it's approximately being unfastened from the traditional, pervasive, and pleasant oppression of Mammon with a purpose to create a really assorted group, the church, another city-kingdom right here and now in the world through dwelling and celebrating the best way of the cross—the reign of cheerful weak point, renunciation, self-denial, sharing, foolishness, neighborhood, and love overcoming evil.
“This provocative booklet asks difficult questions of latest expressions of Christianity, in particular [its] deep embeddedness in modern societal and cultural values, practices, and constructions. attractive quite a lot of biblical texts, this publication wrestles with and sketches a few replacement ecclesial practices which are variously hard, disruptive, frightening, inviting, and freeing.”
—Warren Carter, Professor of latest testomony, Brite Divinity School
“Dismiss this e-book! interpreting it'll make a holy mess of your existence. but when you must input into the soreness of the realm and notice the Jesus revolution ignite, [then] decide up this gasoline. Jones explains Jesus’ gospel of renunciation, enemy-love, weak spot, deliverance, and sharing in sensible phrases. His publication offers us the instruments to shape a innovative group of people that perform the best way of Jesus.”
—Tim Otto, instructing and Preaching Pastor, The Church of the Sojourners
“Dismissing Jesus identifies and invitations us to take away the blinders that seduce us from the way in which of our crucified and risen Lord. finally, Jones calls the church to be extra absolutely herself. . . . His publication is unsettling; often, it truly is unsettling in exactly the way in which Jesus is. Doug’s barbs sink deep, and, persuaded or no longer, each reader will make the most of a gradual, receptive engagement with this book.”
—Peter J. Leithart, from the foreword
Douglas Jones is an ordained minister within the Communion of Reformed Evangelical church buildings (CREC) and a former senior fellow of humanities of latest St. Andrews university, Moscow, Idaho. He is helping oversee CREC Myanmar.
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Dismissing Jesus: How We Evade the Way of the Cross by Douglas M. Jones,Peter J. Leithart