Dallas Willard, the author of the bestselling spiritual classic, The Divine Conspiracy, now fulfills his revolutionary vision of how the kingdom of God is made real on earth in this sequel, the last book he was working on before his recent death.
In The Divine Conspiracy, revered Christian philosopher and scholar Dallas Willard critiqued the church's obsession with "sin management" and revolutionized our understanding of true Christian discipleship. Jesus is not a remote savior, waiting to welcome us into heaven after we die, Willard argued. He is a dynamic living force, a leader and teacher to whom we apprentice ourselves to learn the sacred skills God wants us to embrace, and to fulfill His son's vision when Christ declared that the "kingdom of God has come."
In The Divine Conspiracy Continued, co-written with theologian Gary Black, Willard lays out the next stage in God's plan as this generation of disciples, including ordained and lay leaders, step into positions of authority across our culture and begin to transform the world from the inside out. To fulfill the Christian calling is not to remove oneself from the outside world and take shelter from its shortcomings, Willard reminds us, but to step into the world to lead and serve as agents of change.
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About the Author
Dallas Willard was a professor at the University of Southern California's School of Philosophy until his death in 2013. His groundbreaking books The Divine Conspiracy, The Great Omission, Knowing Christ Today, Hearing God, The Spirit of the Disciplines, Renovation of the Heart, and The Divine Conspiracy Continued forever changed the way thousands of Christians experience their faith.
Gary Black Jr. is a professor of theology at Azusa Pacific University. He is the author of The Theology of Dallas Willard, and coauthor of The Divine Conspiracy Continued.
Table of Contents
Foreword: Remembering Dallas Gary Black Jr. vii
1 God's Call to Leaders 1
2 Following the Good Shepherd 13
3 Leaders Who Follow the Shepherd 25
Discussion Questions 36
4 Servant Leadership 39
Discussion Questions 54
5 Moral Leadership 57
Discussion Questions 84
6 Moral Knowledge 87
7 The Common Goods 101
8 Illuminating the Good Life 113
Discussion Questions 128
9 Knowledge and Education 131
Discussion Questions 157
10 Economics and Politics 161
Discussion Questions 198
11 Business 201
Discussion Questions 222
12 Professionals 225
13 Physicians, Lawyers, and Pastors or Priests 251
Discussion Questions 286
14 The Kingdom of Our God 289
Discussion Questions 311
Scripture Index 327