|Author:||Paula M. Cooey|
|Book title:||Willing the Good: Jesus, Dissent And Desire|
|Rating:||4.3 / 5|
|Publisher:||Fortress Pr; 1 edition (August 1, 2006)|
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Although Christianity began as a dissident movement and in the Reformation recreated itself through dissent, traditional Christianity has always been uneasy with dissent and pluralism. Whether directed against the church itself or the larger society, dissent has been most often met with ridicule and persecution.
Lively and engaging, Cooey's highly relevant book retrieves and valorizes the reforming impulse from Reformation times, follows it back through the early church's internal and external battles, and traces it back to Jesus himself. She shows how a strong affirmation of dissent as a Christian duty can inform a more open and faithful church as well as a publically relevant