An Ethic for Christians and Other Aliens in a Strange Land

An Ethic for Christians and Other Aliens in a Strange Land

by William Stringfellow
     
 

ISBN-10: 1592448747

ISBN-13: 9781592448746

Pub. Date: 12/01/2004

Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers

From 'An Ethic for Christians and Other Aliens in a Strange Land':

America is a fallen nation. Americans exist in time, in the era biblically called the Fall. America is a demonic principality, or conglomeration of principalities and powers in which death furnishes the meaning, in which death is the reigning idol. Enshrined in multifarious forms and guises,

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From 'An Ethic for Christians and Other Aliens in a Strange Land':

America is a fallen nation. Americans exist in time, in the era biblically called the Fall. America is a demonic principality, or conglomeration of principalities and powers in which death furnishes the meaning, in which death is the reigning idol. Enshrined in multifarious forms and guises, it enslaves human beings, exacts human sacrifices, captures and captivates Presidents as well as intimidating and dehumanizing ordinary citizens.

Strong statements, yes, but timely in the biblical context which forms William Stringfellow's perspective of our contemporary situation. Identifying America as a fallen nation with the parable of Babylon in the Book of Revelation - not with Jerusalem the holy nation, as Americans are naively and vainly wont to do - Dr. Stringfellow issues as trenchant an indictment of our society as has been made since Philip Wylie's 'Generation of Vipers'.

Shockingly prophetic, dismaying, and sobering, William Stringfellow's rigorous biblical theology will surely offend the self-righteous. But the citizen of Jerusalem, alien in Babylon, will welcome the bluntness and insight with which he speaks.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592448746
Publisher:
Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date:
12/01/2004
Series:
The William Stringfellow Library
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.56(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.35(d)

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