Nazareth Manifesto (Paperback)

By Samuel Wells

Wiley, 9780470673263, 336pp.

Publication Date: June 15, 2015

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A Nazareth Manifesto is an eloquent and impassioned ecumenical proposal for re-envisioning Christianity's approach to social engagement away from working "for" the people to being "with" them.

  • Questions the effectiveness of the current trend of intervention as a means of fixing the problems of people in distressed and disadvantaged circumstances
  • Argues that Jesus spent 90% of his life simply being among the people of Nazareth, sharing their hopes and struggles, therefore Christians should place a similar emphasis on being alongside people in need rather than hastening to impose solutions
  • Written by a respected priest and broadcaster and renowned Christian ethicist and preacher
  • Supported by historical, contemporary, exegetical and anecdotal illustrations

About the Author

Samuel Wells is the vicar of St. Martin-in-the-Fields and Visiting Professor of Christian ethics at King's College, London. He is a former Dean of Duke University Chapel in North Carolina, USA, and has published more than 20 books, including Living Without Enemies: Being Present in the Midst of Violence (2012), Be NotAfraid: Facing Fear with Faith (2011), and Introducing Christian Ethics (with Ben Quash, Wiley-Blackwell, 2010).