Wednesday, April 22, 2009


"Christianity stands or falls with its revolutionary protest against violence, arbitrariness, and pride of power, and with its plea for the weak. Christians are doing too little to make these points clear ... Christendom adjusts itself far too easiliy to the worship of power. Christians should give more offense, shock the world far more, than they are doing now."- Dietrich Bonhoeffer


Jane said...

Just so you know the quote comes from one of the new books that has just arrived in the library where my office is housed called Resistance - The new Role of Progressive Christians ed John B. Cobb. It heads the chapter on Poisonous Inequality by Gordon Douglass

Simon Barrow said...

Thanks, Jane. I mined it from 'I Want To Live These Days With You', a collection of daily Bonhoeffer reflections which I'm using at the moment... thus my regular tweets!