An Unorthodox Faith: A New Reformation for a Postmodern World

An Unorthodox Faith: A New Reformation for a Postmodern World

by Kurt Struckmeyer


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An Unorthodox Faith: A New Reformation for a Postmodern World by Kurt Struckmeyer

The time is ripe for a new Christian reformation--a profound transformation of theological substance, not just liturgical style. Jesus never intended to create a new religion of rites, creeds, and dogma that offered an eternal reward in heaven. Instead he announced the subversive arrival of the kingdom of God--a social and economic revolution of the heart based on a lifestyle of radical love, lavish generosity, extravagant forgiveness, inclusive hospitality, compassionate action, selfless service, a passion for justice, creative nonviolence, and simple living. He invited his followers to transform their lives and change the world.

A postmodern Christianity will call people to engage in the Jesus revolution--a conspiracy of love that rises up against the unjust systems of the world through everyday acts of kindness, compassion, and resistance. An Unorthodox Faith provides a framework for a faithful life based on the Way of Jesus--a way of living authentically and humanely for the sake of others. It offers countless people--those who remain in the church, those who have left, and those who have never ventured near--with a life of faith that is meaningful, intelligent, and passionate.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781498234528
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 02/14/2017
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Kurt Struckmeyer is a writer, theologian, and founder of the Mustard Seed School of Theology. He is the author of A Conspiracy of Love (2016).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Preface: a dissenting opinion xi

Pntroduction: a new reformation 1

Part 1 The great detour

Chapter 1 Losing our way 19

Chapter 2 The two gospels 40

Part 2 Deconstruction

Chapter 3 Deconstructing god 49

Chapter 4 The god of the cosmos 73

Chapter 5 The god who intervenes 86

Chapter 6 The apocalyptic christ 102

Chapter 7 Sin and atonement 122

Chapter 8 Heaven and hell 131

Chapter 9 Resurrection and eternal life 142

Part 3 Reformation

Chapter 10 A god of love 163

Chapter 11 A prophetic jesus 180

Chapter 12 A holy spirit 195

Part 4 A new path

Chapter 13 A theology of weakness 201

Chapter 14 A religionless Christianity 215

Chapter 15 The way of love 220

Chapter 16 A conspiracy of love 233

Bibliography 251

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