Back to Top
Our Stores Contact Us Help
Welcome, {{username}} Log Out Log In   /  Sign Up

Living on Hope While Living in Babylon

Living on Hope While Living in Babylon
sneak Peek

Living on Hope While Living in Babylon

$21.99

Paperback
Also Available In
Though Christendom has come to an end, it appears that old habits die hard. Jesus promised his followers neither safety nor affluence, but rather that those who come after him should expect persecution. Christian discipleship and tribal nationalism, however, despite the legal separation of church and state, continue to be co-opted into the nation-state project of prosperity and security. This co-option has made it difficult for the church to recognize her task to be a prophetic witness both for and against the state. That only a small pocket of Christians bear witness against such an accommodation of Christian practice is disconcerting; and yet, it breeds hope. In Living on Hope While Living in Babylon, Tripp York examines a few twentieth century Christians who lived such a witness, including the Berrigan brothers, Dorothy Day, and Eberhard Arnold. These witnesses can be viewed as anarchical in the sense that their loyalty to Christ undermines the pseudo-soteriological myth employed by the state. While these Christians have been labeled pilgrims, revolutionaries, nomads, subversives, agitators, and now, anarchists, they are more importantly seekers of the peace of the city whose chief desire is for those belonging to the temporal cities to be able to participate in the eternal city--the city of God. By examining their ideas and their actions, this book will attempt to understand how the politics of the church--an apocalyptic politic--is necessary for the church to understand her mission as bearer of the gospel.

- Publisher
Also Available In

You May Also Be Interested In

About "Living on Hope While Living in Babylon"

Though Christendom has come to an end, it appears that old habits die hard. Jesus promised his followers neither safety nor affluence, but rather that those who come after him should expect persecution. Christian discipleship and tribal nationalism, however, despite the legal separation of church and state, continue to be co-opted into the nation-state project of prosperity and security. This co-option has made it difficult for the church to recognize her task to be a prophetic witness both for and against the state. That only a small pocket of Christians bear witness against such an accommodation of Christian practice is disconcerting; and yet, it breeds hope. In Living on Hope While Living in Babylon, Tripp York examines a few twentieth century Christians who lived such a witness, including the Berrigan brothers, Dorothy Day, and Eberhard Arnold. These witnesses can be viewed as anarchical in the sense that their loyalty to Christ undermines the pseudo-soteriological myth employed by the state. While these Christians have been labeled pilgrims, revolutionaries, nomads, subversives, agitators, and now, anarchists, they are more importantly seekers of the peace of the city whose chief desire is for those belonging to the temporal cities to be able to participate in the eternal city--the city of God. By examining their ideas and their actions, this book will attempt to understand how the politics of the church--an apocalyptic politic--is necessary for the church to understand her mission as bearer of the gospel.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Tripp York

Tripp York, PhD, teaches in the Department of Religion at Virginia Wesleyan College. He is the author and editor of more than half a dozen books including Third Way Allegiance, Living on Hope While Living in Babylon, and The Devil Wears Nada Andy Alexis-Baker is a PhD candidate in Systematic Theology and Theological Ethics at Marquette University. He is coeditor of Christian Attitudes to War, Peace, and Revolution by John Howard Yoder.

Order now to secure your copy when our stock arrives. eBook is Available.

0 Available. Expected to ship in 5 to 6 weeks from Australia.
Quantity

Add to Wishlist

Product Details

Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 450100
  • Product Code 9781556356858
  • ISBN 1556356854
  • EAN 9781556356858
  • Pages 138
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Wipf & Stock Publishers
  • Publication Date Mar 2016
  • Sales Rank #75417
  • Dimensions 226 x 152 x 10 mm
  • Weight 0.204kg

Bestsellers in History