|New Book by Albert Nolan, OP
A Spirituality of Radical Freedom
A look at the spirituality of Jesus and its relevance for today.
In his bestselling Jesus Before Christianity, Albert
Nolan outlined the political context of Jesus’ mission.
Now, in this long-awaited sequel, the focus is on Jesus’
spirituality and its relevance for today. Beginning with the signs
of the times (the hunger for spirituality, the crisis of individualism,
ecological breakdown, the global divide between rich and poor,
and a new understanding of our expanding universe), Nolan proceeds
to describe the elements of Jesus’ spirituality: a way of
healing and “radical freedom” that combines prophecy
and mysticism. Applying that spirituality to our daily lives,
he shows how these lessons might promote a greater communion with
God, with ourselves, with other human beings, and with the universe.
“Radical means reaching down to the roots. The freedom
that Jesus experienced reached down to the very roots of his being.
It was the freedom he challenged his followers to strive for,
and it is the freedom that challenges us today as we hover on
the edge of chaos.”—Albert Nolan
Albert Nolan, a Dominican priest from South Africa,
played a significant role in the church struggle against apartheid.
His first book, Jesus Before Christianity, has sold 150,000 copies
in three editions