Radical Christianity: Peace and Justice in the New Testament

Forsideomslag
Counsellor Publishing, 2006 - 208 sider
Was the taking of interest on loans considered to be sinful in the Bible? What is greed in the New Testament? What is the place of rich and poor in the kingdom of God? Does Jesus teach pacifism for his followers? The volume is divided into three parts: the first addressing the radical principles of personal finance, the second pertaining to the non-violent way of the cross, and the third looking briefly at specific ideas created to live out the meaning of the crucified life. The second part includes a chapter on practical approaches for peacemaking in relationships as well as a concordance of words in scripture related to pacifism intended to assist the reader in further study of the biblical text. In the application of radical Christianity, there are different dangers and pitfalls addressed by the author. The teaching of Jesus is intended to encourage a radical personal way of life. Jesus did not come to establish a political or economic system, but to transform the person, as he said: "the kingdom of God is within you" and "my kingdom is not of this world."

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Indhold

Introduction
7
The Kingdom of God as a
15
The Rich Young Ruler Revisited
69
Adversary
139
Affliction
140
Armour
141
Beat
142
Bless 6 Bonds
144
Lowliness 29 Meekness
160
Mercy 31 Overcome
161
Patience
162
Peace
163
Persecution 35 Plunder
167
Recompense 37 Reproach
168
Resist
169
Revile 40 Smite
170

Chasten
145
Compassion 9 Court of
146
Death 11 Destroy
147
Do Good 13 Endurance
148
Enemy
149
Evil 16 Fight
150
Force 18 Forgiveness
151
Gentleness 20 Harmless
152
Hate
153
Honor 23 Humility
155
Kill
156
Kindness
157
Longsuffering 27 Love
158
Stoned
171
Strike 43 Stripes
172
Suffering
173
Threaten
176
Tribulation
177
Terror 48 Vengeance
179
Violence
180
War 51 Weapons
181
Biblical References
191
Index
199
About the Author
205
Copyright

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Om forfatteren (2006)

Daniel Keeran, MA, MSW, lives with his wife Jennie in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Born in 1947, he is the youngest of four sons and the father of Phoebe and Seth.

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