This groundbreaking book examines the anarchic aspects of Jesus' message, and suggests that the demise of the church as pillar of social order gives it a fresh opportunity to exercise its prophetic role - challenging injustice, shaking institutions and undermining some of the central values and norms on which post-Christian society is built.
Suggest that where the church has previously defended the social order, it now has a brand new opportunity to exercise its prophetic role, challenging injustice, shaking institutions and undermining some of the central values and norms on which society is built.
Jesus Revolutionary of Peace demonstrates that the figure of Jesus in the book of Revelation can be best understood as an active nonviolent revolutionary. Jesus was a warrior of the nonviolent tradition. He sought to conquer his enemies not through violence but through compassion. Seeking to present a comprehensive balanced view of this nonviolent Jesus Mark Bredin engages with Mahatma Gandhi's theory to explore the place of nonviolence in the biblical tradition.