Jesus' Plan for a New World: The Sermon on the Mount

by Richard Rohr

Paperback, 1996

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When Jesus talked about the Kingdom of God, he was talking about an utterly different way of relating to human society as we know it. He was talking about a new world order, a term recently on the lips of politicians. What a false sense of the term they have used, contends popular preacher and author Richard Rohr. "I doubt that any major political leader would align a new world order in terms of cooperation, trust, service and redemptive suffering," writes Rohr. "For all the talk of a new world order, it's simply the old world order. The 'New World Order,' or the 'Reign of God,' is the heart of the New Testament."

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Franciscan Media (1996), Edition: 1st, 175 pages

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Rohr spends 4/5s of the book exploring all the ways Jesus was a countercultural subversive and 1/5 final execution of the Sermon on the Mount. If you ever doubt that Jesus' Sermon on the Mount is counter-cultural transformation from the ground up then read this book. Leading up to the Sermon is
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some excellent historical/cultural/social critique. I would have preferred a little more theological depth for the actual Sermon, but that's what the in-depth commentaries are for so my nit pick is just that, nitty.
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