Spiritual Defiance Hardback

Building a Beloved Community of Resistance

by Robin R. Meyers;

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Spiritual Defiance

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During his thirty-year career as a parish minister and professor, Robin Meyers has focused on renewing the church as an instrument of social change and personal transformation. In this provocative and passionate book, he explores the decline of the church as a community of believers and calls readers back to the church's roots as a community of resistance. Shifting the conversation about church renewal away from theological purity and marketing strategies that embrace cultural norms, and toward "embodied noncompliance" with the dominant culture, Meyers urges a return to the revolutionary spirit that marked Jesus's ministry. Framing his discussion around three poems by twentieth-century Polish poet Anna Kamienska, Meyers casts the nature of faith as a force that stands against anything and everything that engenders death and indignity. He calls for active-sometimes even subversive-defiance of the ego's temptations, of what he terms "the heresy of orthodoxy itself," and of an uncritical acceptance of militarism and capitalism. Each chapter is a poignant and urgent invitation to recover the Jesus Movement as a Beloved Community of Resistance.

Spiritual Defiance by Robin R. Meyers was published by Yale University Press in July 2015. The ISBN for Spiritual Defiance is 9780300203523.

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Details for Spiritual Defiance

Page last updated 14th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherYale University Press (July 2015)
Number of Pages168
Thickness18 mm
Height210 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code4311721
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