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By Kurt Struckmeyer

sooner than there have been worshippers of Jesus, there have been fans of Jesus. sooner than there have been geared up church buildings with creeds and doctrines, there have been small groups of affection, equality, and sharing devoted to the perform of Jesus' teachings and devoted to a unconditionally new means of living.

Today, the church buildings of the worldwide North are in decline and more youthful generations not search which means there. conventional "church Christianity" is steadily giving approach to a few new approach of trustworthy residing. From a Nazi criminal mobile, German pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer imagined a destiny "religionless Christianity" inclusive of contemplative prayer and righteous motion within the secular world.

A Conspiracy of Love offers the contours of this type of religion in accordance with the "way" of Jesus. It calls us to develop into troublemakers, revolutionaries, seekers of switch, and brokers of transformation engaged in conspiracies of affection to set up justice and peace in a postmodern international. It deals many various people--those who stay within the church, those that have left, and those that have by no means ventured near--with a lifetime of religion that's significant, clever, and passionate.

Table of contents:

  • preface: wasting my religion
  • introduction: not only for Christians

the method of Jesus

  • following Jesus
  • the gospels
  • the state of God
  • a conspiracy of love

Jesus and the Christ

  • the prophetic Jesus
  • the apocalyptic Christ

the direction of transformation

  • the postmodern world
  • the non secular journey
  • cultural nonconformity

a conspiracy of love

  • Bonhoeffer's vision
  • contemplation and action
  • the ethics of love
  • agents of love

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