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Faith in Dark Places: New Edition

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Paperback, 144 pages
Published October 17th 2013 by SPCK Publishing (first published December 1st 1996)
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Andrew Doohan
Jan 01, 2016 Andrew Doohan rated it really liked it
This is a provocative book, aimed squarely at the vast majority of Christians who tend towards complacency in their understanding of what is required by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Some who read this might identify strains of liberation theology - largely used as a pejorative term - though it is most definitely identifiable with a 'preferential option for the poor'.

The challenge placed before us by Rhodes is to get back to the very heart of the message of Jesus as one both for the poor and of th
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Gary
Jun 18, 2014 Gary rated it really liked it
There once was something called "liberation theology" which interpreted Jesus' teachings as advocating a "preferential option for the poor." Many of those involved with the liberation theology movement became politically active, and enough apple carts were upset (in Latin America particularly) that the Church under Popes John Paul and Benedict essentially denounced it.

Though David Rhodes, a British journalist, neither mentions liberation theology nor uses the phrase, "preferential option for the
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As a young man, David Rhodes worked in fields, hospitals, and factories across Iowa. After receiving an MFA in Writing from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop in 1971, he published three acclaimed novels: The Last Fair Deal Going Down (1972), The Easter House (1974), and Rock Island Line (1975). In 1976, a motorcycle accident left him partially paralyzed. In 2008, Rhodes returned to the lite
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