The Underground Church Paperback
Reclaiming the Subversive Way of Jesus
by Robin R. Meyers;
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The Underground Church
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The Underground Church by Robin R. Meyers was published by SPCK in November 2012 and is our 37422nd best seller. The ISBN for The Underground Church is 9780281069415.
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The Underground ChurchDavid Ford, via The Good Book Stall
Meyers' critique of the church is staggeringly accurate ("More passion is generated by a service that runs too long than by the destruction of the planet.") His analysis of what has gone wrong returns - as other commentators have before him - to the effect of, as he puts it "waking up in bed with Constantine". Political recognition has compromised the church and dragged us further and further from the heart of Jesus' call. We are in bed today with the imperial forces of global consumerism determined to wreck God's world and the church has nothing to say - or more importantly perhaps - lives in such a compromised and complicit way that its words, however heroic and well-intentioned, will never be heard.
Meyers' solution is to call upon Christians to rediscover the gospel by placing trust in God, truly loving one another sacrificially and countering the imperial forces of today's culture by deliberate acts of subversion. Translating this from Meyers' American context to the UK naturally - at least for us Anglicans - raises questions about the future of the established church. But more fundamental questions are raised too - just how many Christians are there that would recognise the subversive nature of the Jesus that Meyers describes? And how many of them are prepared to act upon it? As the church seeks to adjust to the reality of its own powerlessness Meyers asks some vital questions we all need to consider.
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Details for The Underground Church
|Page last updated||7th June 2017|
|Author / Artist||Robin R. Meyers|
|Publisher||SPCK (November 2012)|
|Number of Pages||288|