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Radical prophet : the mystics, subversives and visionaries who strove for heaven on Earth

Author: Christopher Rowland
Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Christianity began with the conviction that the old order was finished. The mysterious, elusive and charismatic figure of Jesus proclaimed that a new era, the Kingdom of God, was dawning. Yet despite its success, and the conversion of the empire which had executed its founder, the religion he inspired was soon domesticated, its counter-cultural radicalism tamed, as the Church attempted to control both its doctrines  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Rowland
ISBN: 9781784532659 1784532657
OCLC Number: 1003201655
Description: xix, 230 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), facsimiles (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: Part 1. The roots of Christian radicalism --
'Would to God that all the Lords people were prophets' --
Heaven on earth: the roots of Christian radicalism in the New Testament --
Part 2. Kairos: the unique moment and apocalyptic discernment --
Human actors in the divine drama --
Subversive apocalypse --
Part 3. Contrasting radical prophets: Gerrard Winstanley and William Blake --
Gerrard Winstanley: responding to a kairos moment in English history --
'From impulse not from rules': William Blake's apocalyptic pedagogy --
Part 4. Christian radicalism in modernity: an example and a neglected perspective --
Liberation theology: how to proclaim God in a world that is inhumane --
Apocalypticism and millenarian eschatology: recovering neglected strands --
Epilogue: '... And here I end': concluding reflections.
Other Titles: Mystics, subversives and visionaries who strove for heaven on Earth
Responsibility: Christopher Rowland.

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