Martyn Percy's BRF Advent book explores the message of the kingdom of God: a world turned upside-down; an ecology of equality and peace, and an economy of justice.
- Author PERCY, MARTYN
- Pub Date 18/08/2023
- Binding Paperback
- Pages 208
The message of the kingdom of God: an ecology of equality and peace, and an economy of justice.
Hope from beyond, sent to the present, is what Advent asks us to reckon with. Hope consists of God's jump leads sent from the future through time and space, wired right into our present pains, panics, and predicaments. How can the light of Christ illuminate this present darkness?
This book engages with two great Christmas hymns: the Magnificat and Benedictus. It is also rooted in poets, prophets and the theology and devotional writing of the black theologian and mentor to Martin Luther King Jr., Howard Thurman. Using the lectio divina approach to passages drawn from Isaiah and Luke, An Advent Manifesto is an invitation to pray and practise that most ancient Advent prayer, 'Come, Lord Jesus, come.'