Salt and Light: Living the Sermon on the Mount

Salt and Light: Living the Sermon on the Mount


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In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus puts aside his usual parables and speaks plainly in language anyone can understand.

Like Francis of Assisi and others, Arnold chose to live out Jesus’ teachings by embracing their self- sacrificing demands. In this collection of talks and essays, he calls us to live for the Sermon’s ultimate goal: the overturning of the prevailing order of injustice. In its place, Arnold writes, we must build up a just, peaceable society motivated by love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780874860993
Publisher: Plough Publishing House, The
Publication date: 02/01/1998
Edition description: 4TH
Pages: 181
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Eberhard Arnold (1883–1935) studied theology, philosophy, and education and was widely sought as a speaker at student conferences and other gatherings. In 1920, leaving a promising career as a writer and the privileges of upper-middle- class life in Berlin, he moved with his wife and children to Sannerz, a small village in central Germany, where they founded a Christian community on the basis of the Sermon on the Mount.

Table of Contents

The Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5–7)
Not a New Law
Becoming True Men and Women
Salt and Light
The Nature of the New Justice
“But I Say to You…”
Away from Compromise and Shadow
Against Bloodshed and Violence
The Better Righteousness
God or Mammon
The Fight Against Mammon
Mammon and the Living God
The Decision
Resistance by Surrender
The Spirit of Life Overcomes
Present Experience, Future Kingdom
The Joyful News of the Kingdom

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