Peter Rollins believes the Christian faith has meaning only if it affects the way that followers of Jesus live their lives. For many who are not Christians, a "faith" otherwise would appears all-too commonplace and no different than anything else. In the The Orthodox Heretic Rollins has crafted a series of parables that shatter these commonplace realities and demonstrate how genuine faith is radical-and has never been concerned with escaping the world we inhabit, but rather, engaging it more fully. A genuine Christian faith has never capitulated to injustice but to the contrary has fought against it at every turn. In opposition to those who would claim that Christianity embraces God at the expense of a suffering world, Rollins shows how the true believer only embraces God inasmuch as he fully embraces our needy world.
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