Jesus Radicals

Jesus Radicals

Key quote from their home page:

“Even when they call us mad, when they call us subversives and communists and all the epithets they put on us, we know we only preach the subversive witness of the Beatitudes, which have turned everything upside down —Oscar Romero”

Jesus Radicals
are “Christian Anarchists.”

Anarchism is a rich and powerful critique of modern society that Christians have at our fingertips. We do not wish to confuse Christianity with anarchism but we do believe that when Christianity is lived rightly it looks a lot like anarchism. The two are not the same thing but that does not mean they are mutually exclusive.

  • DJ

    Also from the website: “Jesus Radicals aspires to be a resource for those who believe that the Christian Gospel is primarily a message of love and peace, and that militarism, capitalism and the state are idols that stand in stark contrast to the rejection of power by Jesus in favor of a personalist way.”

    That I can buy. As to Christianity’s supposed affinity to anarchism, I don’t think I understand.

    BTW, in coming weeks, on my own blog, I’ll be reviewing “The Politics of Jesus” by Mennonite theologian John Howard Yoder– a book that changed my life ten years ago, which is now back in print. Christianity has much to say about a world based on greed and power– and Yoder’s position would make many Leftists comfortable.

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