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Against the Wind

Markus BaumJim Wallis (Fwd)

Against the Wind

Markus BaumJim Wallis (Fwd)

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This biography examines the forces that shaped the life of Eberhard Arnold and the people he associated with. The author recreates an era where thousands of young men and women in Weimar Germany rejected conventional mores and struck out on a different path. Arnold, a leader of this so-called Youth Movement, played a highly visible role at the outset but later dropped out to live the controversial answers he has found.

- Publisher 317 pages

- Publisher In this gripping biography, journalist Markus Baum presents Eberhard Arnold's life (1883-1935) as a challenge to all of us to reconsider our response to Jesus' command to "leave everything and follow me".^Baum's account recreates a colorful slice of history, a time when thousands of young men and women across Weimar Germany rejected bourgeois mores and struck out on a different path. Arnold, an aspiring young writer and speaker, was a driving force behind this "Youth Movement". But he went further, leaving the limelight, a comfortable lifestyle, and a promising career, to live the answers he had found. He started a community based on Christ's teachings and example. Arnold was able to unite a motley assortment of workers, aristocrats, and students from diverse political and religious persuasions under a shared vision of Christ's kingdom as a living reality.^Against the Wind explores the forces that shaped Arnold's life -- the early Church, the Anabaptists, the Salvation Army, Charles Finney's Evangelical revival in America -- and his influence on other spiritual leaders of his day -- Karl Barth, Paul Tillich, and Martin Buber among them. It recounts his lonely stand against the rise of Nazism, and presents his continuing legacy, the Bruderhof community movement, which carries on his commitment to integrate faith and social action so needed today.^Most of all, Against the Wind gives flesh, blood, and personality to a man whose role in history has been obscured. Arnold abhorred private property and institutional religion, hated hypocrisy and embraced absolutes. Even during his lifetime he was dubbed a "modern St. Francis". But he also struggled to find his convictions and put theminto action. He chose to walk resolutely against the prevailing winds, but not without difficulty and disappointment.

- Publisher A long-awaited first biography of a man who, in his search for Christ, ended up turning the Christianity of his day on its head. A man for today's seekers, Eberhard Arnold defies simple explanations. Pastor, theologian, philosopher, farmer, revolutionary, and father - he was all of these, and more. Markus Baum's highly readable biography looks at the forces that shaped Arnold's life, recreates the colorful era in which he lived, and shows Arnold's connection with other thinfers of his day, including Karl Barth, Paul Tillich, and Martin Buber.

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About "Against the Wind"

This biography examines the forces that shaped the life of Eberhard Arnold and the people he associated with. The author recreates an era where thousands of young men and women in Weimar Germany rejected conventional mores and struck out on a different path. Arnold, a leader of this so-called Youth Movement, played a highly visible role at the outset but later dropped out to live the controversial answers he has found.
- Publisher

317 pages
- Publisher

In this gripping biography, journalist Markus Baum presents Eberhard Arnold's life (1883-1935) as a challenge to all of us to reconsider our response to Jesus' command to "leave everything and follow me".^Baum's account recreates a colorful slice of history, a time when thousands of young men and women across Weimar Germany rejected bourgeois mores and struck out on a different path. Arnold, an aspiring young writer and speaker, was a driving force behind this "Youth Movement". But he went further, leaving the limelight, a comfortable lifestyle, and a promising career, to live the answers he had found. He started a community based on Christ's teachings and example. Arnold was able to unite a motley assortment of workers, aristocrats, and students from diverse political and religious persuasions under a shared vision of Christ's kingdom as a living reality.^Against the Wind explores the forces that shaped Arnold's life -- the early Church, the Anabaptists, the Salvation Army, Charles Finney's Evangelical revival in America -- and his influence on other spiritual leaders of his day -- Karl Barth, Paul Tillich, and Martin Buber among them. It recounts his lonely stand against the rise of Nazism, and presents his continuing legacy, the Bruderhof community movement, which carries on his commitment to integrate faith and social action so needed today.^Most of all, Against the Wind gives flesh, blood, and personality to a man whose role in history has been obscured. Arnold abhorred private property and institutional religion, hated hypocrisy and embraced absolutes. Even during his lifetime he was dubbed a "modern St. Francis". But he also struggled to find his convictions and put theminto action. He chose to walk resolutely against the prevailing winds, but not without difficulty and disappointment.
- Publisher

A long-awaited first biography of a man who, in his search for Christ, ended up turning the Christianity of his day on its head. A man for today's seekers, Eberhard Arnold defies simple explanations. Pastor, theologian, philosopher, farmer, revolutionary, and father - he was all of these, and more. Markus Baum's highly readable biography looks at the forces that shaped Arnold's life, recreates the colorful era in which he lived, and shows Arnold's connection with other thinfers of his day, including Karl Barth, Paul Tillich, and Martin Buber.
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Meet the Authors

Jim Wallis (Fwd)

Jim Wallis is the author of the "New York Times" bestseller "God's Politics", which electrified Americans disenchanted with how the Right had co-opted all talk about integrating religious values into our politics by offering an alternative voice. Wallis is a leading figure at the crossroads of religion and politics in America today, the author of eight books, and the founder of Sojourners, a global faith and justice network. He is a public theologian, an internationally renowned speaker and preacher, a faith-based activist, husband, and father to two young boys, and a Little League baseball c

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  • Catalogue Code 158922
  • Product Code 0874869536
  • EAN 9780874869538
  • Pages 310
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Plough Publishing House
  • Publication Date Jul 1998
  • Dimensions 216 x 140 x 25 mm
  • Weight 0.454kg

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