Salt and Light: Living the Sermon on the Mount

Salt and Light: Living the Sermon on the Mount

by Eberhard Arnold, Jürgen Moltmann

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In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus puts aside his usual parables and speaks plainly in language anyone can understand.

Like Francis of Assisi and others, Arnold chose to live out Jesus’ teachings by embracing their self- sacrificing demands. In this collection of talks and essays, he calls us to live for the Sermon’s ultimate goal: the overturning of the prevailing order of injustice. In its place, Arnold writes, we must build up a just, peaceable society motivated by love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780874866216
Publisher: Plough Publishing House, The
Publication date: 01/02/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 181
File size: 232 KB

About the Author

Eberhard Arnold (1883–1935) studied theology, philosophy, and education and was widely sought as a speaker at student conferences and other gatherings. In 1920, leaving a promising career as a writer and the privileges of upper-middle- class life in Berlin, he moved with his wife and children to Sannerz, a small village in central Germany, where they founded a Christian community on the basis of the Sermon on the Mount.

Table of Contents

Foreword Introduction The Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5–7) Not a New Law Becoming True Men and Women Salt and Light Happiness The Nature of the New Justice “But I Say to You…” Away from Compromise and Shadow Against Bloodshed and Violence The Better Righteousness God or Mammon The Fight Against Mammon Mammon and the Living God The Decision Resistance by Surrender The Spirit of Life Overcomes Present Experience, Future Kingdom The Joyful News of the Kingdom

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