culture & justice"
Traditionally the gospel message has been commonly seen as a utopian ideal that appeals to all. However, we need only reflect on the tragic fate of Jesus and that of the Christian martyrs of all ages to conclude unequivocally that the horizon of God’s kingdom is basically dystopian. “The evangelical utopias/dystopias are located beyond the moral sphere. They do not seek to reward the virtuous poor and punish the covetous rich. They denounce a situation even before any action takes place: the simple existence of wealth in a context of generalized poverty is a scandalous situation that needs to be changed”. (page 6)