The Wild Gospel: Bringing Truth to Life

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Monarch Books, Oct 18, 2012 - Religion - 352 pages
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A prophetic challenge to the Western church. The Christian faith is always subversive to the dominant world view. Jesus overturned every assumption which stopped people experiencing the living reality of God - the heart of truth. Sadly, the Western world has reduced "truth" to the merely rational, and then discarded it as inadequate. In Africa, and other parts of the world where God's truth has never been straitjacketed in this way, the church is characterised by a joy now absent in the West. Western culture has limited what we can believe and receive. Can we: Burst free from this restrictive secular framework? Learn not only to know truth, but to feel it, and live it? Live our faith in such a way that it becomes real to those around us? Alison Morgan shows that Jesus lived free from the culturally imposed norms which restrict our understanding of truth. Examining church history, prophecy past and present, the state of our culture and of the church today, and drawing on personal experience and the experience of others, Alison blends analysis and imagination, history and poetry in this prophetic challenge to Western Christians.
 

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Ms. Morgan is truly an astute and deep thinker. Her extensive bibliography reads like the "Who's Who" of Christian thought and history. The first part of the book which concerns history is well ... Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgements
In the beginning was the Word
Jesus and the culture of his
Jesus and the individual
a new vision
The gospel in history
assessing a culture
danger and opportunity
Seizing the moment
A gospel for our times
living in the power of
living in the love of the Father
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The Revd Dr Alison Morgan was born in London, studied languages at Cambridge University and was awarded a PhD for her work on the poet Dante. After some years as a university lecturer, Alison was ordained in 1996 as a minister in the Church of England. She now works as a thinker and writer for ReSource, a national initiative founded to encourage renewal of the Church for mission, and directs the Rooted in Jesus discipleship programme across Africa. She is a member of the Archbishops' College of Evangelists. Alison is the author of many books, courses, booklets, essays and articles. For more information visit alisonmorgan.co.uk.



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