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Evangelical Dystopias

148
Booklet
Publication date: 
May 2013

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)

Author

Is married with children, a theologian, and a musician. He holds a degree in Theology from the Centre Sèvres in Paris and a Diploma in Advanced Legal Studies (Jurisprudence). For Cristianisme i Justícia he has written 'What if God was less than perfect ? Towards a kinder spirituality' (Booklet 99, October 2000), 'De la liberación a la inclusión' (Cuaderno 127, September 2004), ‘Taking stock of reality, taking responsability for reality, and taking charge of reality’ (Booklet 143, January 2011) and ‘Evangelical distopias’ (Booklet 148, May 2013).

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