By Jason A. Mahn
How could one stay the Christian religion inside a tradition that idealizes and privileges Christianity whereas additionally relativizing it, rendering it redundant and risk free? Arguing for a reconceptualization of the theology of the pass and radical communal practices, this e-book brings jointly clusters of critics of Christian acculturation and lodging: (1) Lutherans comparable to Kierkegaard and Bonhoeffer who carry up radical discipleship opposed to the propensity towards “cheap grace,” and (2) a number of “Anti-Constantinians,” together with neo-monastic groups, who resists the church’s collusion with energy politics, symbolized by way of the conversion of Constantine within the early fourth century.
Drawing on those varied assets, writer Jason Mahn explores a few pervasive hazards of America’s new Christendom: its lodging to an exploitative economic climate that cheapens the which means of grace; its endorsement of political liberalism, during which the church turns into one other designated curiosity team; its justification of warfare and different kinds of “necessary” violence; and its self-defeating lip-service to non secular inclusivity. Mahn provocatively imagines choices to standard Christianity—ones wherein the church embodies an alternate politic, the place it commits to cruciform non-violence, appreciates presents through giving them away, and is aware its barriers good adequate to benefit from these at the different side.
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Becoming a Christian in Christendom: Radical Discipleship and the Way of the Cross in America's "Christian" Culture by Jason A. Mahn